Biography of Standish Backus
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BACKUS, Standish, lawyer; born, Detroit, Jan. 12, 1875; son of Charles K. and Eva (Standish) Backus; educated in Detroit public schools; A.B., University of Michigan, 1898; LL.B., Detroit College of Law, 1901; married, Jan. 16, 1907, Lotta E. Boyer, of Detroit; children: Standish, Jr., Barbara. Admitted to Michigan bar, June, 1901, and since in practice in Detroit; member firm of Stevenson, Carpenter, Butzel & Backus; secretary and counsel General Motors Co.; director Michigan Savings Dank. Member Board of Estimates since 1909 (president, 1912). Republican. Baptist. Member Association of Bar City of Detroit, Lawyers' Club of Detroit, Psi Upsilon. Trustee Ford Republic. Clnbs: Detroit, University, Country, Old Club, Detroit Boat, Bankers', Detroit Athletic, Bloomfield Hills Country. Recreations: golfing, motoring. Office: 1324 Ford Bldg. Residence: 115 E. Palmer Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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