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Lawyer , officer , lacrosse player

Malcolm Ames MacIntyre, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1934, Virginia 1946, District of Columbia 1946. Decorated Legion of Merit.; Named to Lacrosse Hall of Fame.


MacIntyre, Malcolm Ames was born on January 28, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles H. and Martha Eloise (Alden) MacI.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1929;Juris Scientiae Doctor (Sterling fellow), Yale University, 1933;Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes scholar), University of Oxford, 1931;Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford, 1932.


After receiving his law degree he became a practicing attorney in New York City where he specialized in corporate law and performed legal services for American Airlines. During World War II he served in the Military Air Transport Service where he became acquainted with James H. Douglas, Jr. In 1957 Douglas, who was Secretary of the Air Force, invited MacIntyre to serve as Under Secretary of the Air Force.

MacIntyre held the Under Secretary position for two years. In 1959 he resigned to become president of Eastern Air Lines. In 1964 he became executive vice president of Martin Marietta Corporation where he worked until he retired in 1973.

MacIntyre played four years of lacrosse while at Yale and was a first-team All-American his senior year. In 1931, he toured the United States with an Oxford-Cambridge team which defeated both Army and Navy. While in England, he was selected three times to the All-Star English team.

He coached Yale's lacrosse team when he returned for law school. In 1966, he was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He was the father of Clare MacIntyre, the woman who was the inspiration for Harry Chapin's 1972 song Taxi.


  • Bar: New York 1934, Virginia 1946, District of Columbia 1946.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Competitive Private Enterprise Under Government Regulation. Contributor articles to legal journals.


Trustee Village of Scarsdale, New York, 1965-1966, mayor, 1966-1969. Member New York State Law Revision Commission, 1973-1976. Served from 1st lieutenant to colonel, Air Transport Command United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association Clubs: Scarsdale Town (president 1956-1957). Chevy Chase (Washington), Metropolitan (Washington).


Married Clare Bishop, December 1, 1933. Children: Bruce Bishop, Clare Alden, Pamela Ames.

Charles H. MacI.

Martha Eloise (Alden) MacI.

Clare Bishop

Bruce Bishop MacIntyre

Clare Alden MacIntyre

Pamela Ames MacIntyre