Kutner, Luis, 1908-1993

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American lawyer; chairman, Commission for International Due Process of Law; chairman, World Habeas Corpus Commission.

From the description of Luis Kutner papers, 1930-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871884

Biographical Chronology

  • 1908 June 9: Born, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927: J.D., University of Chicago
  • 1930: Admitted to Bar, State of Illinois
  • 1944: Author, The Admiral (biography of George Dewey) (with Laurin Healy)
  • 1948: Author, Fights and Cascades, Moon Splashed, Red Wine and Shadows (poems)
  • 1953: Author, Live in Twelve Minutes (novel) (with W. T. Brannon)
  • 1957: Author, The International Court of Habeas Corpus and the United Nations Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • 1958: Author, World Habeas Corpus: A Proposal for International Court of Habeas Corpus and the United Nations Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • 1961: Co-founded Amnesty International (with Peter Benenson)
  • 1962: Author, World Habeas Corpus
  • 1966: Author, I, the Lawyer
  • 1967: Wrote the first living will
  • 1970: Author, Legal Aspects of Charitable Trusts and Foundations: A Guide for Philanthropoids, The Intelligent Women's Guide to Future Security (also published as How to Be a Wise Widow) Editor, The Human Right to Individual Freedom: A Symposium on World Habeas to Corpus
  • 1972: U.S. congressional nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1974: Author, Due Process of Rebellion, How to Be a Wise Widow,and The Trialle of William Shakespeare (three-act play)
  • 1993 March 1: Died, Chicago, Illinois

From the guide to the Luis Kutner Papers, 1930-1993, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)

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creatorOf Kutner, Luis, 1908-1993. Luis Kutner papers, 1930-1993. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Luis Kutner Papers, 1930-1993 Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
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associatedWith World Habeas Corpus Commission. corporateBody
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United States
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Law
International organization
Civil rights
Habeas corpus (international law)
International law
Due process of law
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Lawyers--United States
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Birth 1908-06-09

Death 1993-03-01

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