Note: nd transferred to the U of Wisconsin for 3 years, but never graduated. Lester was one semester away from a BA in philosophy at 20. He went through final interview process to become a contestant on $64,000 Question just before television program was exposed for fraud in 1950s. After the L V Marks & Sons Shoe Manufacturing Co dissolved in 1952, Lester became a manufacturer's representative for Wilbur Coons Shoes, then International Shoe Company. His territories extended from OH to IL, so he moved his family to Highland Park, IL in 1956. When International fired him in 1961 for having a heart attack, he purchased from International a marginal retail shoe store in Wheaton, IL, which he named Elvies. Wheaton was an anti Jewish Community, over an hour's drive from Highland Park. The store was never very successful and liquidated shortly after his death. . He was the only Marks son to participate in WW II, in med corps.
Note: Attended Cornell like his 3 older brothers, but only 16. He hated it a
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