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James Aloysius Mc Kenna Edit Profile

Lawyer , Broadcasting executive

James Aloysius Mc Kenna, American broadcast executive, retired lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1941, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1947. Named Outstanding Alumni Catholic University American, 1978; recipient DuBois medal Mount St. Mary's College, 1966.

Background

Kenna, James Aloysius Mc was born on July 1, 1918 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Son of James Aloysius and Eleanor Frances (Mahoney) McKenna.

Education

Student, Manhattan College, 1935. Bachelor of Science, Catholic University, 1938. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1942.

Career

Counsel, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1941-1942;assistant to general counsel, Office Alien Property Custodian, 1942-1944;practicing lawyer, Washington, 1946-1987;partner, McKenna, Wilkinson & Kittner, 1952-1987.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1941, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1947.

Membership

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve. Active duty 1944-1946. Member Federal Communications Commission Bar Association, Institute Radio Engineers, Georgetown University Alumni Association, Delta Theta Phi.

Connections

Married Rebekah Ann Rial, September 1, 1941 (deceased 2007). Children: Michelle M., James A., Dennis M., Matthew M., Marc W., Aileen M.

father:
James Aloysius McKenna

mother:
Eleanor Frances (Mahoney) McKenna

spouse:
Rebekah Ann Rial

child:
Michelle M. Kenna

child:
James A. Kenna

child:
Dennis M. Kenna

child:
Matthew M. Kenna

child:
Marc W. Kenna

child:
Aileen M. Kenna