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John Andrew Barr, American lawyer. Recipient Distinguished Alumni service award Indiana U.; Horatio Alger award, Robins award. Member The Conference Board, Chicago Association Commerce and Industry, Order of Coif, Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Barr, John Andrew was born on September 10, 1908 in Akron, Indiana, United States. Son of Earl Ray and Bertha (Mattix) Barr.

Education

Student DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1925-1927. Bachelor of Laws, Indiana U., 1930, Doctor of Laws, 1973. Doctor of Laws, Illinois College, 1962.

Career

Admitted to Indiana bar, 1930, Illinois bar, 1933. In practice of law, Gary, Indiana, 1930-1933, 35-38, Chicago, 1933-1935. With Montgomery Ward & Company, Chicago, 1938-1965, vice president, secretary, director and general counsel, 1949-1955, president, Chairman of the Board, director, member Executive Committee, 1955-1961, Chairman of the Board, principal policy making officer, 1961-1965.

Dean Graduate School Management, Northwestern University, 1965-1975. Director Northern Trust Company, NorTrust Corporation, Commonwealth Edison Company, South Carolina. Johnson & Son, Inc., Stewart-Warner Corporation, Goldblatt Brothers Inc., Marsh & McLennan Companies, Mid-West Stock Exchange.

Chairman commission on hospital effectiveness Department Health, Edition and Welfare, 1967-1968. Board of directors Chicago chapter American Red Cross, 1956-1971, Evanston Hospital Association, Chicago Hospital Council.

Membership

Member The Conference Board, Chicago Association Commerce and Industry, Order of Coif, Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Economic, Chicago, Commercial, Mid-America (Chicago).

Connections

Married Louise Stentz, October 28, 1933. Children: John Robert, George Louis, Richard Allen, Barbara Annual.

father:
Earl Ray Barr

mother:
Bertha (Mattix) Barr

spouse:
Louise Stentz

child:
John Robert Barr

child:
George Louis Barr

child:
Richard Allen Barr

child:
Barbara Ann Barr