Edwin (Ted) Henning Conger was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents Julia Lathrop Henning and Ralph Gilbert Conger, the youngest of four brothers. He grew up there, developing a life-long love of reading and a flair for Ping-Pong. At Ann Arbor, he earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1955 and, further east, received his L.L.B/J.D., cum laude from the Harvard Law School.
Edwin (Ted) Henning Conger
Back in the Midwest, he joined the Chicago firm of Tenney and Bentley in 1957. Later, a partner, he continued to practice law there, his "first job out school", for the rest of his life. Not much of one for job swapping, nor the retirement scene by the golf course, he believed in keeping active and engaged. A good example set.
He met Elizabeth Silvers in Chicago and continued his courtship when she moved with her family to Portugal. Annual summer trips successful, they were married in Gibraltar on July 27, 1960.
A longtime resident of Hyde Park, he was a member of The Savoyards, the local Gilbert & Sullivan company, providing choral as well as business acumen. He served as a board member of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, and of the University of Chicago Hospitals.