Emmet Bryan “Jack” Lyle
June 25, 1920 - May 6, 2001
Born in Grand Rapids, Ohio, Jack Lyle became the youngest newspaper editor in Ohio while heading up his father’s publication. He entered Ohio State University and played football, baseball and boxed. Jack enlisted in the Army as a private in 1942. He was decorated with the Silver Star, Bronze Star with “V” Device, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Purple Heart. Jack returned to active duty in 1951 and completed two European assignments, the latter as commandant of the 7th U.S. Army NCO Academy. He retired from the military in 1968 as a colonel and deputy post commander of Fort Harrison.
Jack started his “second career” as executive director of the Indiana State Bar Association in 1969. He was president of the National Association of Bar Executives and recognized by his peers with the Bolton Award as the best bar executive in the country. He retired in December 1992 after 24 years of successful service to the ISBA.*
Jack and his wife wife Sandi were actively involved in statewide civic education through the We The People programs and the this Fund supports this programming.
If you would like to make a gift to this Fund in Jack or Sandi’s honor, we will notify Mrs. Lyle of your kindness. You can also create a Fund to honor your loved one. Ask our development director about your options.
*Thanks to the ISBA for the information above.