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Lawyer

Melvin Harold Specter, American lawyer. Bar: Indiana 1928. Recipient James Couzen Medal, University Michigan, 1924, citation distinguished public service, University Chicago Alumni Association, 1958, Citizenship award, Community Chest Association, 1965.

Background

Specter, Melvin Harold was born on July 12, 1903 in East Chicago, Indiana, United States. Son of Moses and Sadie (Rossuck) Specter.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1925. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1928.

Career

Private practice, East Chicago, Indiana, since 1928. Board directors American Red Cross, chapter chairman, 1940—1946, Community Chest Association, Salvation Army Advisory Board, president, 1930—1935. Board directors Visiting Nurse Association, president, 1943—1944.

Board directors East Chicago Boys Club, 1958—1965. Trustee East Chicago Public Library, 1956—1980, president, 1957—1967, Anselm Forum, 1957—1958. Chairman Brotherhood Week National Conference of Christians and Jews, East Chicago, 1958—1961.

Executive board Twin City council Boy Scouts American. City chairman University Chicago Alumni Foundation Fund, 1951—1955.

Achievements

  • Bar: Indiana 1928.

Membership

Member of Community Concert Association (director 1950-1955), Commercial Law League American, American Judicature Society, East Chicago bar associations (president 1942-1944), American Indiana, B'nai B'rith, Knights of Pythias, Kiwanian (director 1946, 1949-1951, 1952-1955, president 1961), Elk (exalted ruler 1945), Delta Sigma Rho. Elk, Phi Beta Kappa, Wig and Robe Fraternity.

Connections

Married Nellie Rubenstein, February 1, 1927. Children: Lois, Michael Joseph.

father:
Moses Specter

mother:
Sadie (Rossuck) Specter

spouse:
Nellie Rubenstein

child:
Lois Specter

child:
Michael Joseph Specter