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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, May 20, 2019

Obituary for George Taylor Bogert

BogertGeorge Taylor Bogert, originally of Bridgman, Michigan, passed away on May 13 at the age of 98. Bogert was a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School, specializing in estate planning. He became a partner in 1966 at Mayer, Brown and worked there until his retirement in 1988. He was an author on a multi-volume work, Trusts and Trustees, that his father, George G. Bogert, had first written in 1935.

Bogert was a reformer and an activist as a young lawyer, becoming president of Committee for a Greater Chicago in 1961-62, and co-chaired the Committee for Legislative Reform in 1974. He was also active in civic and cultural groups, serving on boards at the Newberry Library and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and was a founder of Music of the Baroque in 1976 and the Rembrandt Chamber Players in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Adelyn Russell, in 1993. Bogert is survived by his three children - Nicholas (Sally), Amy (Robert Baldwin), and Carroll - four grandchildren, and his former second wife, Rosamary Everard.

See George Taylor Bogert, Chicago Tribune, May 19, 2019.


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Thanks for sharing this even if it makes me feel old. I was born the year he became president of the Committee for Greater Chicago and graduated law school the year before he retired which does not seem that long ago. Kudos to Mr. Bogert for a fully lived life.

Posted by: Jay | May 23, 2019 7:12:17 PM

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