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Oconomowoc, Wis.

If Terry’s official middle name were “Serve,” it wouldn’t surprise many. He was a member of the Marquette tennis team as a student, and much of what he’s done since is connected with service in one way or another.

His favorite book, Master of the Senate, is about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, a civil servant. If Terry could have dinner with anyone, it would be World War II hero and serviceman Louis Zamperini, whose remarkable story is the subject of the best-selling book Unbroken. Even as a child, he wanted to be a priest — an act of service to God and the community. Continuing this theme, Terry is an attorney with Schober Schober & Mitchell, SC, in Oconomowoc, Wis. In his spare time, he also helps coach the Oconomowoc High School girls’ and boys’ tennis teams.

When he’s not serving the community as an attorney, Terry continues to provide leadership for Marquette athletics. He’s on the board of directors, was past president for the M Club and donates his time to the M Club Golf Outing. His Marquette ties don’t end there: His father and uncle and three of his children are alumni, and his sisters married two of his fraternity brothers.

His favorite Marquette memory? “Making a shot over (Marquette and NBA great) Maurice Lucas in the then-annual men’s freshman basketball team game against the intramural all-star team in 1971-72.” The final outcome wasn’t as successful, though. Terry recalls the intramural team losing 114-26.

Get to Know: Terence P. Cahill

Someone past or present he’d like to have dinner with: Louis Zamperini

The Marquette faculty or staff member who had a great impact on him: His freshman calculus professor who after one semester suggested he choose a major other than math.

Favorite Marquette memory: Making a shot over Maurice Lucas in annual men’s freshman basketball team game vs. the “all-star” intramural team.

In grade school Terry wanted to be a priest.

Most influential person in Terry’s life: His wife Barb.  “My life did not really begin until I met her,” he says.