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Louis A Kohn, American lawyer. Decorated Bronze Star; named Chicagoan of the Year for 1962.


Kohn, Louis A was born on March 8, 1907 in Hayti, Missouri, United States. Son of Israel and Rachel (Falk) Kohn.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Missouri, 1927. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1930.


Admitted to Illinois bar, 1931, since practiced in Chicago. Partner Mayer, Brown & Platt, and predecessors, 1946-1971. Commissioner National Conference Uniform State Laws, 1953-1971.

Member of council University of Illinois Law Forum. 1956-1958; vice—chairman joint committee judicial article Illinois and Chicago bar associations, 1951-1957. General counsel Committee Modern Court Justices Illinois, 1958, vice chairman.

Vice chairman Citizens Committee Judicial Amendment, Illinois, 1953-1955.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles court reform, trusts uniform commnl. code.


Member nominating committee Chicago School Board, 1950-1952. Organizer Stevenson for Governor Committee, Illinois, 1947. Served as officer Army of the United States, World World War II.

Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American (chairman special committee administrative agency appointments), Illinois, Chicago (Board mgrs. 1950-1952) bar associations, American Judicature Society, Association Bar City New York, American Law Institute, Institute of judicial Administration, Phi Beta Kappa.

Clubs: Law, Tavern, Harvard (Chigao, Illinois).


Married Mary Jane Bunn, October 30, 1947.

Israel Kohn

Rachel (Falk) Kohn

Mary Jane Bunn