Contains 1 Result:
John Lair Papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0066 SAA 066
Abstract John Lair was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky on July 1, 1894. His father was a farmer and Lair attended a one-room school before going on to finish high school in the county seat town of Mount Vernon. After army service in World War One, he worked in a variety of jobs that included teaching school and editing a small-town newspaper. Work as an insurance company claims adjuster brought him to Chicago in the late 1920s where he became interested in radio. He was able to find...
Dates: Created: 1930-1999