J. Hammond McNish 1917 - 2010 Lawrence
A memorial service for J. Hammond McNish, 93, Lawrence, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. McNish died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at his home.
He was born Jan. 11, 1917, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Jesse Clark and Clara Hammond McNish.
Mr. McNish served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 and with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1951 to 1953.
He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1939 and his J.D. degree also from the University of Nebraska in 1941. He was a teaching assistant with the University of Nebraska School of Law from 1945 to 1946. He practiced law in Sidney, Neb., from 1948 to 1970.
He also served as a faculty member of the Kansas University School of Business from 1946 to 1948 and again from 1970 to 1982. While on the KU faculty, he was an adjunct professor of business law. He was the KU faculty representative to the Big Eight Athletic Conference and the NCAA from 1974 to 1978, and a member of the board of the KU Athletic Corporation from 1974 to 1978. He was chairman of that corporation’s board from 1976 to 1978.
Mr. McNish was a 24-year board member of Douglas County Bank, and was also a board member and chairman of Tuf Wear Manufacturing Co. for many years.
In 1977, he was named the recipient of the KU HOPE Award and in 1980, the Henry A. Bubb Award for distinguished teaching in business.
He married Marjorie Ann Barlow. She died Nov. 23, 1985.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Monica Jean McNish.
The family suggests memorials to the St. Labre Indian School in Billings, Mont., sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.