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Eleanor Young Guthrie, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1940. Named Woman of Year, Women's Share Public Service, 1978; recipient Certified Achievement, Young Women’s Christian Association, 1978.


Guthrie, Eleanor Young was born on August 12, 1915 in Annawan, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor, University of Illinois, 1937; Bachelor of Laws, Chicago-Kent College Law, 1940; Juris Doctor, IIT-Chicago-Kent College Law, 1971.


Editor, Commerce Clearing House Inc., Chicago, 1940-1942; associate, Defrees and Fiske Attorneys, Chicago, 1942-1952; partner, Defrees and Fisk Attorneys, Chicago, 1952-1988; of counsel, since 1988. Member hearing panel Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Illinois Supreme Court, 1973-1979, 85-89.


  • Bar: Illinois 1940.


Assistant secretary Chicago chapter United Service Organizations, 1972-1974. Member Zoning Board Appeals, Oak Park, Illinois, 1985-1989. Trustee Celia M. Howard Fellowship Fund, since 1983.

Board of directors United Way, Chicago, 1978-1986. President Young Women’s Christian Association. President Metropolitan Chicago, 1979-1980, board directors, 1971-1989.

Member American Bar Association (labor law section, vice chairman Occupational Safety and Health Administration committee, fair labor standardscom. 1974-1976), Women's Bar Association Illinois (president 1951-1952), National Association Women Lawyers (delegate Illinois chapter 1950-1951), National Federation Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. (parliamentarian 1972-1973), National, Illinois, and Chicago Assns.

Parliamentarians, Alliance Business Professional Women's Club (president 1964-1965), American Association of University Women, Illinois Federation Business Professional Women's Clubs (state parliamentarian1958-1989, Woman of Year 1979), Carl Sandburg Center Business Professional Women's Club (vice president 1981-1982), Chicago Bar Association (younger members committee 1942-1967, chairman house committee 1970-1972, labor law committee since 1966, immigration committee since 1987), Women's Bar Association Illinois (president 1951-1952), Executives Club Chicago (captain youth committee 1979-1981, 83, 88-, membership committee 1979-1981, reception committee since 1987), The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago (life), Field Museum Chicago, Chicago Pilot Club (president 1955-1956), Oak Park Business Professional Women's Club, Illinois State Chamber of C. (committee health care cost containment since 1982), Chicago School Professional Psychology(board directors since 1985), ITT-Chicago Kent College Law Alumni Association (board directors 1988-1990), 19th Century Club, Chicago Fortnightly Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: horeseback riding.


Married George B. Guthrie (deceased). 1 child, Richard.

George B. Guthrie

Richard Guthrie