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John Judson McKay

John Judson McKay, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina 1966, United States District Court South Carolina 1966, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia 1988, United States Court Appeals (11th cist.) 1990.

Background

  • McKay, John Judson was born on August 13, 1939 in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. Son of John Judson and Polly (Plowden) McKay.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in History, University South Carolina, 1960. Juris Doctor cum laude, University South Carolina, 1966.

    Career

    • Associate Haynsworth, Perry, Bryant, Marion & Johnstone, Greenville, South Carolina, 1966-1970. Partner Rainey, McKay, Britton, Gibbes & Clarkson, P.A. predecessor, 1970-1978. Sole practice Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 1978-1980.

      Partner McKay & Gertz, P.A., 1980-1981, McKay & Mullen, P.A., Hilton Head Island, 1981-1988, McKay & Taylor, Hilton Head Island, 1988-1991. Private practice, from 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Carolina 1966, United States District Court South Carolina 1966, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia 1988, United States Court Appeals (11th cist.) 1990.

    Works

    • Editor-in-chief University South Carolina Law Review, 1966. Contributor articles to legal journals E-mail: jmckay@mckaylawfirm.com.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1961-1964. Lieutenant Commander Reserve (retired). Member American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association (president young lawyers section 1970, executive committee 1971-1972, associate member grievance and disciplinary committee 1983-1987), South Carolina Bar, Beaufort County Bar Association, Hilton Head Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, South Carolina Bar Foundation (president 1977), Blue Key, Wig and Robe, Phi Delta Phi.

    Clubs: Poinsett (Greenville).

    Connections

    • Married Jill Hall Ryon, August 3, 1961 (divorced December 1980). Children: Julia Plowden, Katherine Henry, William Ryon, Elizabeth Hall. Married Jane Leahey, February 18, 1982.

      Children: Andrew Leahey, Jennifer McFaddin.
    • father: John Judson McKay
    • mother: Polly (Plowden) McKay
    • spouses: Jill Hall Ryon
    • Jane Leahey
    • children: Julia Plowden McKay
    • Katherine Henry McKay
    • William Ryon McKay
    • Elizabeth Hall McKay
    • Andrew Leahey McKay
    • Jennifer McFaddin McKay
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    Died September 15, 2003
    (aged 64)
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