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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elmer Gertz  

Pen Name: None


Born: September 14, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Gertz was born in Chicago. Attended University of Chicago Law School.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gertz was an American lawyer, writer and civil rights activist. He remained involved in education throughout his life, teaching a civil rights class at John Marshall Law School until his death.

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