Abraham Meyer Dies, Was Chicago Attorney

Abraham Meyer, nationally known authority on banking law and long a member of the famous Chicago law firm of Mayer, Meyer Austrian and Platt, died Saturday in Paris, France, after a three-month illness, according to word received here at his firm’s offices today. He was 61 years old.

Mr. Meyer, a brother-in-law of the late Levy Meyer, with whom he ranked as a corporation lawyer, had gone to Paris on the advice of his physicians to consult noted specialists there. He was especially famed among lawyers as an authority on the intricacies of the law of negotiable instruments.

Born in Chicago, July 27, 1871, he was educated in the public grammar and high schools, received his bachelor’s degree at Yale in 1892 and a law degree at Lake Forest University in 1896. For a time he was counsel for the old American Trust and Savings Bank, a constituent of the present Continental Illinois Bank. That association gave him his first deep interest in banking law, which he retained throughout his life.

He is survived by four sisters.

He was a member of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations, and the Standard, Harvard-Yale-Princeton and Lake Shore Country Clubs.

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