Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame, 1987

Born in Hartford, Cutler graduated from Hartford Public High School, Trinity College (1929) and Yale Law School (1932). He was on the Trinity baseball team for four years and was captain in his senior year, the first Jewish student to play that role. He was considered one of the best defensive catchers ever at Trinity. During his college years, he also played for the Wolverines in the Hartford Twilight League and for Glastonbury in the Middlesex County League.

He was a judge in the Town Court in Bloomfield from 1945 to 1955, and also served as town attorney.

His interest in baseball continued after he became a practicing lawyer; he helped organize and lead the Bloomfield Little League and was manager of the COPACO team. In 1964, he was a founder of the Citizen-Scholar Foundation in Bloomfield and served as its first president, awarding scholarships to Bloomfield students. He was a charter member of the Lion’s Club of Bloomfield, where he was a member for 40 years and served as president.

He was an organizer of the West Hartford Jewish Center, which became the Beth David Synagogue and served as president from 1946-48. Later he was one of the organizers of the Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield, serving as its president in the late 1950s.