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Lawyer , chemical company executive

Joseph Patrick Mc Namara, American lawyer, chemical company executive. Bar: Indiana 1929, United States District Court 1929, United States Supreme Court 1936, Connecticut 1950, United States City Claims 1954. Named Man of Year, Notre Dame University, 1941, 1955; Fellowship, St. Joseph's College, Bridgeport Engineering Institute, 1977.


Namara, Joseph Patrick Mc was born on April 14, 1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank E. and Mary (Doherty) Mc Namara.


Juris Doctor with honors, U. Notre Dame, 1929. Juris Doctor, Indiana U., 1939. Fellow of Institute, Bridgeport Engineering Institute, 1977.


Bar: Indiana 1929, United States District Court 1929, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1936, Connecticut 1950, United States Court Claims 1954. Association firm Gates, Walsh & Hoffmann, Indianapolis, 1929-1933. Deputy attorney general Indiana, 1933-1942.

Senior member firm McNamara & Quinn, Indianapolis, 1941-1942. Counsel Indiana State Chamber of C., 1941-1942. With Bridgeport Brass Company (Connecticut), 1946-1963, assistant secretary, counsel, 1953-1959, vice president, 1955-1963.

Vice president National Distillers & Chemical Corporation, 1962-1971. Partner firm Brennan, Daly and McNamara, Bridgeport, 1970-1981. Member firm Brennan, McNamara and Baldwin, Bridgeport, 1970-1982.

Chairman, board directors BEI. Paul Adelson lecturer New York.U. Lecturer Loyola U.Bd. directors New England Council.

Connecticut representative Council of 13 Original States, 1979-1981. Connecticut delegate United States Constitutional Council, 1981-1990. Chairman of the board of trustees Bridgeport Engineering Institute, 1971-1987.

Member United States Constitutional Congress. Colonel, Judge Advisory General's Department With United States Army, 1942-1946. Colonel, 1954. Named Manof Year Notre Dame U., 1941, 55.

Fellow St. Joseph's College, Rennsalaer, Indiana.


  • Bar: Indiana 1929, United States District Court 1929, United States Supreme Court 1936, Connecticut 1950, United States City Claims 1954.


Member American Bar Association, Notre Dame Law Association, Notre Dame, Indiana U.alumni associations, American Detroit Preparedness Association, Judge Advisory Association, Reserve Officers Association United States, United States, Connecticut (director) chambers commerce, Council of State Chambers Commerce, Order of World Wars (companion since 1980), Res.Officers Association (presidential order of merit 1990, 91, 92), American Legion. KC (4 degree, faithful navigator and faithful admiral), Rotary (dir.1981, secretary 1974-1976. Member University; Club, Algonquin.


Married Helen Holthouse Mc Namara, December 2, 1989.

Frank E. McNamara

Mary (Doherty) McNamara

Helen Holthouse December 2