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Irvin Fane, American lawyer. Recipient Night of Sports award, 1960; Distinguished Service medallion American Heart Association, 1963; U. Missouri Alumni Association citation of merit, 1966; Brotherhood award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1967; Human Rights medallion American Jewish Committee, 1978.


Fane, Irvin was born on November 17, 1904 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Benjamin and Johanna (Weil) Fane.


Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Religion, 1969.


Bar: Missouri bar 1928. Practiced in, Kansas City. Partner firm Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne (and predecessors), from 1928.

Member Kansas City Board Police Commissioners, 1953-1957. Member Administrative Conference United States, 1961-1962. Member legal advising committee National Power Survey, 1963-1964.

Chairman board Union American Hebrew Congregations, 1963-1967, honorary chairman, from 1971. Member American board World Union Progressive Judaism, from 1958. President Congregation B’nai Jehudah, Kansas City, 1940-1945, trustee, from 1937.

A founder Jewish Welfare Federation Kansas City, 1933, member board, 1933-1938, 50-55. A founder Jewish Community Center Kansas City, 1935, vice president, 1943-1945. Board of directors Starlight Theatre Association, Downtown, Inc.

Board counsellors Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City. Honorary director Rockhurst College. Board of Governors Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Religion, Cincinnati, 1963-1967.

Member Greater Kansas City Sports Commission, from 1966. President U. Missouri Law School Foundation, 1970-1971. Member of national advisory council U. Mid-American, 1974-1977.

Board curators U. Missouri, 1971-1977, president, 1973-1974.


Member International, American, Federal Energy, Kansas City bar associations, Missouri Bar, Lawyers Association Kansas City, American Judicature Society, Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, U. Missouri Alumni Association, QEBH Honorary Society, Zeta Beta Tau, Phi Delta Phi (honorary). Clubs: Oakwood Country (Kansas City, Missoury), Kansas City (Kansas City, Missoury).


Married Bernice L. Smith, May 7, 1929. Children: Lawrence S., Bruce E. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, University Missouri.

Benjamin Fane

Johanna (Weil) Fane

Bernice L. Smith

Lawrence S. Fane

Bruce E. Bachelor of Arts Fane

Bachelor of Laws Fane

U. Mo Fane