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John Patrick Mcgoorty, American lawyer.


Mcgoorty, John Patrick was born on August 28, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Patrick and Mary Elizabeth (Wiggins) Mcgoorty.


Bachelor of Philosophy Notre Dame, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, Chicago Kent College Law, 1926.


Admitted to Illinois bar, 1926. With Mayer, Meyer, Austrian & Platt, 1924-1931, Altheimer, Mayer, Woods & Smith, 1931-1934. Member firm Downs, McGoorty & Howe, 1934-1937, McGoorty & McGoorty (all Chgo), 1947-1953.

Private practice, 1937-1947, 53-65, 69-76. Member firm Rooney, McGoorty, Finnegan & Bradtke, 1965-1969.


Member of committee on character, fitness Illinois Supreme Court, 1943-1954, chairman 1952-1953. Member of Executive Committee South Shore district Boy Scouts, 1935-1948. Member Illinois Ednl.

Facilities; member Executive Board Chicago chapter National Conference Christians and Jews. Trustee Chicago-Kent College Law, 1945-1975. Fellow American College Probate Counsel.

Member Chicago (grievances committee 1937-1941, board of managers 1953-1955, committee legal education 1943-1954, chairman 1952-1953), American, Illinois bar associations, Catholic Lawyers Guild (chairman Board of Governors 1945-1948), American Judicature Society, Catholic Interracial Council, Chicago Association Commerce (Illinois committee 1945-1955), Phi Alpha Delta. Knights of Columbus (4 degree), Order Foresters. Clubs: Serra International (secretary 1946-1948, president Chicago chapter 1946), Law, Forty (trustee), Irish.


Married Josephine Alberta Lewis. Children: Barbara Therese (Mistress Starshak), Mary Ellen (Mistress Picard), Kathleen (Mistress Selfridge).

John Patrick Mcgoorty

Mary Elizabeth (Wiggins) Mcgoorty

Josephine Alberta Lewis

Barbara Therese Mcgoorty (Mistress Starshak)

Mary Ellen Mcgoorty (Mistress Picard)

Kathleen Mcgoorty (Mistress Selfridge)