Elliott, Ivan A. (1923-) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Elliott, Ivan A. (1923-)
Historical Note: After receiving a Bronze Star for Army combat service in World War II, Ivan A. Elliott, Jr. graduated from University of Illinois College of Law with high honors in 1950. He opened Conger & Elliott Law Firm in 1952, and worked there until his death in 2000. He was voted one of the Best Lawyers in America from 1983 - 1999. Elliott was a member of the Southern University Board of Trustees from 1967-1991, serving 5 years as chairman from 1973 -1977. During his time on the board, he helped formed three professional schools: dental, law, and medicine. He also served on numerous other boards in Southern Illinois, such as the Southern Illinois University Foundation and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Education.