April 28, 2005
Vol. 24 No. 15

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    Life Trustee Musser Lloyd served 30 years on board

    Philanthropist Marion Musser Lloyd, a Life Trustee and the 2004 recipient of the University of Chicago Medal for distinguished service of the highest order, died Tuesday, April 12. She was 94.

    Lloyd, who became a University Trustee in 1975, pursued a wide range of philanthropic and volunteer interests at the University and other organizations for many decades. She was a founding member of the University Women’s Board, established in 1960. A member of the Court Theatre Board, Lloyd led an initiative in the early 1970s to create a home for Court Theatre. She also was a member of the Harper Society and the Phoenix Society—two honors given to leading University donors.

    Her other University activities included life memberships on the Divinity School Visiting Committee and the Humanities Visiting Committee, and membership in Friends of Nippur, which supports an Oriental Institute archaeological project in Iraq.

    President Randel conferred the University of Chicago Medal on Lloyd last April in honor of her extraordinary commitment to the University. Lloyd was only the 10th person to receive the medal since it was established in 1976.

    Outside the University, Lloyd was a life trustee of the American University in Cairo, Egypt, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Ravinia Festival Association. She also was a former trustee of Vassar College and a member of the Lake Forest College Women’s Board.

    Lloyd was married to the late Glen Lloyd, a graduate of the Law School and a partner in the Chicago law firm now named Bell, Boyd & Lloyd.

    She received a B.A. from Vassar College in 1932, and honorary degrees from Grinnell College in 1973 and Lake Forest College in 1974.

    Her two daughters, Mary Estrin and Megan Hill, survive her.