Stanley, Justin A., 1911-1996

Stanley, Justin A., 1911-1996



  • Existence: 1911 - 1996


Justin Stanley was born January 2, 1911 in Leesburg, Indiana. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1933, and from Columbia University Law School in 1937. He joined the firm of Isham, Lincoln and Beale in Chicago the same year. During World War II, Stanley served as a naval lieutenant, and in 1952 took on the vice presidency of Dartmouth College, a position he held for two years. In 1967, Stanley joined the firm of Mayer, Brown and Platt, Chicago, and was elected President of the Chicago Bar Association. His involvement in American Bar Association activities deepened during the early 1970's; he accepted membership in the House of Delegates in 1972, and was a member or chairman of a number of ABA committees. He became President of the ABA in 1976, and took on the chairmanship of the ABA Commission on Professionalism in 1985. On a national stage, Mr. Stanley became a trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society in 1984, and served as the Society's President from 1986-1991. During his tenure as President, he initiated a successful endowment campaign to raise $2.5 million to ensure the continuation of the Society's programs to preserve the Court's history and to educate the public about the work of the U.S. Supreme Court. In recognition of Justin Stanley's services to the law and humanity, he has been the recipient of the Learned Hand Humanitarian Award of the American Jewish Committee (1978), the Medal for Excellence from Columbia University Law School (1984), the ABA Medal (1986), and the Illinois Bar Foundation Distinguished Service Award (1986). He has received honorary degrees from numerous colleges and universities, including Dartmouth College (1983) and ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law (1988). Stanley died in September 1996.

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Justin Stanley papers

Identifier: ML-74
Date(s): 1871 to 1994

Justin Stanely (1911-1996), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1933. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, articles, writings, diaries, financial documents, schedules, and meeting minutes related to his work with the American Bar Association, the Supreme Court Historical Society and other organizations.