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John Clifford Argue, business executive. Bar: California 1957.


Argue, John Clifford was born on January 25, 1932 in Glendale, California, United States. Son of J. Clifford and Catherine Emily (Clements) Argue.


Bachelor of Arts in Commerce and Finance, Occidental College, 1953. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Occidental College, 1987. Bachelor of Laws, University Southern California, 1956.


Practiced in, Los Angeles. Member firm Argue & Argue, 1958-1959, Flint & MacKay, 1960-1972, Argue, Pearson, Harbison & Myers, 1972-1989, of counsel, 1990-1999. Board directors Avery Dennison, Apex Mortgage Capital, TCW Convertible Fund, Nationwide Health Properties.

Member advisory board Mellon Finance West Coast board, TCW Galileo Funds. Chairman The Rose Hills Foundation, Amateur Athletic Foundation, Los Angeles Sports Council, Kids in Sport, Los Angeles 2012 Bid Committee.


  • Bar: California 1957.


President Southern California Committee Olympic Games, since 1972. Founding chairman Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, 1978-1979. Trustee emeritus Pomona College, University Southern California, chairman.

With Occidental College, Museum of Science and Industry. Member national advisory council Autry Museum Western Heritage. Chairman board Greater Los Angeles affiliate American Heart Association, 1982.

Chairman Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1979. President Town Hall of California, 1985, University Southern California Associates, 1988-1993. Chair Criminal Justice Legal Fund, 1994-1999.

Chairman Professional Golf Association Championship, 1983, chairman advisory board, 1995. Vice chairman, secretary Los Angeles 2000 Committee, 1991 Olympic Sports Festival, 1993 Superbowl, 1994 World Cup. Member Los Angeles Bar Association, California Bar Association (inactive member), Southern California Golf Association (president 1979), California Golf Association (vice president 1979), California State Srs.

Golf Association (president 2000), Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1989), Chancery Club (president 1985-1986), California Club (president 1983-1984), Los Angeles Athletic Club, Riviera Country Club, Oakmont Country Club (president 1972), Los Angeles Country Club, Rotary, Phi Delta Phi, Alpha Tau Omega.


Married Leah Elizabeth Moore, June 29, 1963. Children: Elizabeth Anne, John Michael.

J. Clifford Argue

Catherine Emily (Clements) Argue

Leah Elizabeth Moore

Elizabeth Anne Argue

John Michael Argue