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John Joseph McAvoy

John Joseph McAvoy, American lawyer. Bar: Idaho 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962, New York 1963, United States Tax Court 1969, District of Columbia 1976.

Background

  • McAvoy, John Joseph was born on June 28, 1933 in Worley, Idaho, United States. Son of Earl Francis and Florence Jewel (Mitchell) McAvoy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Idaho, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, University Idaho, 1958. Master of Laws, Yale University, 1959.

    Career

    • Assistant professor law George Washington University, Washington, 1959-1962. Staff attorney stockpile investigating subcommittee Armed Forces Committee United States Senate, 1962. Associate White & Case, New York City, 1963-1971, partner, 1972-1995.

      Of counsel Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Washington, since 1995. Adjunct professor Washington College Law, American University, Washington, 1990. Mediator District of Columbia Supreme Court & United States District Court, since 1994.

      Member District of Columbia committee on grievances United States District Court, 2003-2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Idaho 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962, New York 1963, United States Tax Court 1969, District of Columbia 1976.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board directors New York Civil Liberties Union, 1975-1977, commissioner Uniform State Laws, since 2001. Chairman due process committee American Civil Liberties Union, 1971-1975. With United States Army, 1954-1956.

    Member District of Columbia Bar Association (ethics committee 1982-1988, vice chairman 1986-1987, chairman 1987-1988), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta.

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming, bicycling, foreign travel.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Marjorie Zeldon, September 20, 1964. Children: Jason, Jon.
    • father: Earl Francis McAvoy
    • mother: Florence Jewel (Mitchell) McAvoy
    • spouse: Joan Marjorie Zeldon
    • children: Jason McAvoy
    • Jon McAvoy
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    Born June 28, 1933
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