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James W. Shocknessy, American lawyer. Decorated knight Order of Holy Sepulchre, 1958, knight Grand Cross, 1961, Knight of Malta, 1967. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.; Member President’s.


Shocknessy, James W. was born on November 26, 1906 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Son of James A. and Margaret (White) Shocknessy.


Bachelor of Arts, Notre Dame U., 1928. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1931, Juris Doctor, 1969. Doctor of Laws, Wilberforce U., 1957.


Admitted to Ohio bar, also Supreme Court of the United States Court. State counsel, regional counsel The Home Owners' Loan Corporation, 1933-1939. Individual practice law, Columbus, 1939-1976.

Chairman of Commission bar examiners Supreme Court of the Ohio, 1951-1952. Chairman Ohio Turnpike Commission, 1949-1976. Member Ohio Constitutional Review Commission, 1972-1976.

Member board tax commissioner City of Columbus, 1941-1942, also trustee sinking fund. Presidential elector, 1948, 64. Vice chairman Democratic State Executive Committee, 1948-1958.

Delegate Democratic National Convention, also member platform committee, 1960-1964. Board trustees Boychoir School, Princeton, New Jersey, 1949-1950,59-64. Board Gilmour Academy, Cleveland, 1958-1965.

Chairman of the board of trustees Mount Carmel Hospital, 1969-1973. Trustee Wilberforce U. Foundation, 1955-1966, chairman, 1962-1975. Trustee Ohio State University, 1965-1974, Wilberforce U., 1968-1975.

Member Ohio Board Regents.


Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member President’s.


James A. Shocknessy

Margaret (White) Shocknessy