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Chamberlin, John Byrne

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  • 1910-2003

Chamberlin, born in 1910 in Berrien Springs, Michigan moved to Highland Park, Illinois with his family in 1951. He was active in Trinity Episcopal Church, local schools and Scouts.

Chamberlin held the unique distinction of law degrees from both Northwestern (J.D. 1934 ) and Yale Universities (LL. M. 1935) . He began his career as a government lawyer in Washington D.C., including serving as assistant general counsel for the National War Labor Board and general counsel for the National Housing Agency. In World War II, he served in the first airborne division of the United States Army's 8th Air Force

Chamberlin specialized in labor relations as a lawyer in Chicago. He served as chair of the American Bar Association Labor Law Committee, 1952-55, and taught at DePaul Law School.

In 1947, he married Celeste Wentcher. They raised 3 sons together in Highland Park, Illinois.

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