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Harold Thane Berc


Harold Thane Berc, American lawyer.


Berc, Harold Thane was born on August 12, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Abraham B. and Sarah D. (Glassberg) Berc.


Student Northwestern University, 1934.


Bar: Illinois 1937. Sole practice, Chicago, since 1937. Of counsel Carroll & Sain, Ltd., Chicago, 1975-1987. Participant panel and television program in field.

Special counsel to committee on cultural and economic development City of Chicago, 1971-1973. President local Cancer Research Foundations, 1947-1952. Member executive committee Citizens of Greater Chicago, 1978.

United States representative to general assemblies World Veterans Federation, 1956-1967.


Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1953. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, 7th Federal Circuit Bar Association, World Peace Through Law Center (charter), American Arbitration Association (arbitrator), Decalogue Society Lawyers (president 1970-1971), Chog., American Academy Political Science, United States Naval Institute, Navy League United States, Naval History Foundation, United Nations Association (vice president Illinois 1970), Chicago Press Veterans Association (board directors, counsel), American Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam (national Commander 1959-1960), Chicago Maritime Society, United States Ship Chicago Foundation (charter.

Clubs: City (president 1968-1970), Chicago Press (charter), Northwestern (Chicago).


Married Mary E. Amtman, June 21, 1938 (deceased).

Abraham B. Berc

Sarah D. (Glassberg) Berc

Mary E. Amtman