John Andrew Barr

John Andrew Barr
b. 10 September 1908, Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, to Earl Ray and Bertha (Mattix) Barr
d. 16 January 1979, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois

m. 28 October 1933, Gary, Lake County, Indiana
Louise Stentz
b. 8 September 1911, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, to Frank William and Mathilda (Thorndell) Stentz
d. 15 December 1993, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Children with Louise Stentz:
• John Robert (b. 1936)
• George Louis (b. 1938)
• Richard Allen (b. 1941)
• Barbara Ann (b. 1948)

The Barr family came to Indiana in the 1850’s. John Andrew graduated from DePauw University and Indiana University and lived in Gary, Lake County, Indiana from about 1935 to 1942. He was a lawyer and in private practice in Gary for several years before going to work for Montgomery Ward & Co. in Chicago as the company’s chief labor lawyer and moving to Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois. He moved up through the corporate ranks, was named Secretary and, in 1955, became President and Chairman of the Board. He left Wards in 1965 to become Dean of the School of Business at Northwestern University. He retired in 1975.

Submitted by:
J. Robert Barr
Evanston IL

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