Biography of Louis Kistler
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

KISTLER, LOUIS - Born at Strasburg, Germany, June 25, 1835. SON of Andrew and Mary kistler. Parents were German. Subject of sketch came to the United States in September, 1846, locating at Rochester, N. Y. He determined to acquire a thorough education and a perfect mastery of the English language, and has been entirely successful. Graduated at the University of Syracuse, N. Y., and afterward at the University of Berlin, Germany, leaving both institutions with the highest honors. He came to Chicago September 8, 1864; served fourteen years as professor of Greek literature in the Northwestern University at Evanston, and has since been engaged in the practice of law. He is thoroughly read in his profession; is a good counsellor and a fine speaker. One of his most important cases was the defense in 1889 of Theodore Kind, who was charged with the murder of a Mr. Hill on State street. He secured the practical acquittal of his client. In 1884 he delivered the address of welcome to James G. Blaine at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Has associated with him in the law business his son Theodore.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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