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Lawyer

Sylvan Wright Tackitt, American lawyer. Bar: Indiana 1931. Recipient Sagamore of Wabash award Governor of Indiana, 1982, 50 Year award Fellows of Indiana Bar Foundation, 2005, Golden Barrister Award, Indiana University School Law, 2008.

Background

Tackitt, Sylvan Wright was born on June 12, 1909 in Banta, Indiana, United States. Son of Mitchell Albert Ward and Carrie Blanche (Stewart) Tackitt.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business, Indiana University, 1931. Bachelor of Laws, Indiana University, 1933.

Career

Worked at 103 N. College Ave. (Bloomington, Indiana) specializing in Wills, Trusts and Estates, Probate. Admitted to the bar, 1931.

Achievements

  • Bar: Indiana 1931.

Membership

Member 1st Christian Church, Bloomington, since 1934. President Young Men’s Christian Association, Bloomington, 1951-1952. Board directors Monroe County Public Library., Monroe County Public Library.

Foundation; government appeal agent 1948-1968. Fellow Indiana Bar Foundation (Soyime 50 Year award 2006). Member American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association (board managers 1970-1972), Monroe County Bar Association (president 1960-1961), Bloomington Country Club, Columbia Club (Indianapolis), Masons, Lions (Melvin Jones fellow, president Bloomington chapter 1947-1948), Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, bridge, cryptograms, collecting marbles and orientalia.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Estelle Stephenson, September 6, 1934 (deceased November 1970). Children: Stephen Wright (deceased), Martha Anne Distler. Married Harriet Martin Cartmel, May 13, 1972 (deceased December 1, 1995).

Married Edith Boyer Schuman, May 14, 1997(deceased Oct, 2007).

father:
Mitchell Albert Ward Tackitt

mother:
Carrie Blanche (Stewart) Tackitt

spouse:
Elizabeth Estelle Stephenson

spouse:
Harriet Martin Cartmel

spouse:
Edith Boyer Schuman

child:
Stephen Wright Tackitt (deceased)

child:
Martha Anne Distler Tackitt