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Getz, James R. (1910-1986) | Lake Forest College Archives and Special Collections

Name: Getz, James R. (1910-1986)

Historical Note: James R. Getz was an ardent historian of all aspects of Lake County Illinois and founding mayor of the village of Mettawa. James, his spouse Betsy, and their family lived on sixty acres at Shagbark, the name of their estate on Riverwoods Road, beginning in 1939 until James's death in 1986. Betsy decided to move east to Conway Farms in 1998.  Getz, an early lover of libraries and history, was both a long-time president of the Lake County Historical Society, a trustee of the Lake Forest Hospital, and also of valued member of Lake Forest College community.

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