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John Foster Meck

administrator , lawyer

John Foster Meck, American college administrator, lawyer. Served as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, W.W.II; Member Council on Foreign Relations, Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Delta Chi, Casque and Gauntlet. Congregationalist.

Background

Meck, John Foster was born on March 24, 1912 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of J. Foster and Margaret (Hazlett) Meck.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1933. Student of University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1933-1934. Juris Doctor, Yale, 1936.

Career

Admitted to New York State bar, 1937, practiced as associate Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam, & Roberts, New York City, 1936-1937. Assistant, associate professor of law Yale Law School, 1937-1941, assistant dean, 1939-1941. Attorney Covington & Burling, Washington, 1941-1943, Douglas & Proctor, 1946-1948.

Chief counsel Bureau Naval Personnel, 1945-1946. Executive secretary, staff director Fng. Affairs Committee, Hoover commission on Organisation Executive Branch 1948-1949.

Treasurer Dartmouth College, 1949-1970, vice president, 1952-1977, chairman trustees investment committee, 1970-1977. Investment consultant, 1975-1978. Chairman board Dartmouth National Bank.

Director United Life & Accident Insurance Company Advisory committee Energy Fund, Colonial Income Fund. Trustee Hubbard Real Estate Investments. Trustee, College Retirement Equities Fund, Emma Willard School, Troy, New York, Foreign Bondholders Protective Council.

Investment consultant Trinity College, 1975-1978. President of the board of trustees Common Fund for Nonprofit Orgns.

Works

  • Contributor articles on legal, public administration subjects in law reviews, other publications.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, W.W.II. Member Council on Foreign Relations, Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Delta Chi, Casque and Gauntlet. Congregationalist.; Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).

Connections

Married Jean Elizabeth Anderegg, September 7, 1940. Children: Sarah Jean (Mistress.

father:
J. Foster Meck

mother:
Margaret (Hazlett) Meck

spouse:
Jean Elizabeth Anderegg

child:
Sarah Jean (Mrs Meck