In Remembrance: Robert N. Grant ’51 Died on December 25 2022

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Robert Nathan Grant passed away on December 25, 2022, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. 

Born March 7, 1930, in Newburgh, New York, Bob grew up in Newburgh, where his father was the corporation counsel for the city. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy, where he participated in ROTC, was an Eagle Scout, and attended the 1947 World Jamboree of Peace held in Moisson, France. Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1951 and served as a first lieutenant in the USAF during the Korean War, stationed in Tachikawa, Japan. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1956, Bob joined Sonnenschein Carlin Nathan & Rosenthal and practiced law there for the next 63 years until his retirement in 2019. 

Bob also served his community as chairman of the Legal Aid Society of Illinois; as a member of the board of directors and executive committee of Metropolitan Family Services (formerly United Charities); as a former president of the board of directors of the Scholarship and Guidance Association; and as president of the Winnetka School Board, the Winnetka Plan Commission, and the Winnetka Village Caucus. Bob is the former chairman of both the Winnetka Public Schools Foundation and the New Trier Township High School Education Foundation. 

Bob was the devoted husband of 70 years to Barbara Weil Grant and loving father to Susan Grant and Nory LeBrun, Elizabeth Ellerton (Lucy), and Nancy Grant and Steven Gray (Hannah and Caroline). His family will always remember his kindness, his optimism, and how much he adored his wife.

—Submitted by the family.

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