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STARR, Merritt [1856-1931] -- American lawyer and philanthropist

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He endowed the Comfort Starr award (now a prize) at Oberlin College, of which he was a trustee (1893-1924).  -30-
 

Chronology

1882/01/11
Admitted to IL bar
1884-1914
Executive committee member, Civil Service Reform Association of Chicago
1885-1888
He digests Illinois Cases for the Northeastern Reporter
1888-1890
Board member, Chicago Law Institute; president 1896-1897
1893-1924
Trustee of Oberlin College
1894-1895
Winnetka, IL village attorney
1899-1907
Winnetka board of education member
1902/07
Endows Comfort Starr Award at Oberlin College
1910-1911
President of Chicago Literary Club
1921-1931
Trustee of National College of Education, Evanston, IL; board president 1926-1931
1923
Increases endowment of Comfort Starr Award
1937
Comfort Starr Award becomes a prize rather than a form of student aid

Selected Works

  • Annotated Statutes of the State of Illinois (collaboration with R.H. Curtis, 1885)
  • Index-Digest of the Wisconsin Reports (1883)
  • A Treatise on the Law of Waters (1883, chapters)

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