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John Hugh McNary
BORN: 31 Jan 1867 DIED: 25 Oct 1936 BURIED: 27 Oct 1936
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Attorney and Judge
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
Married January 29, 1893 to Esther Hall. Attended public schools of Marion County, the Willamette University and later the State University of Oregon at Eugene. Read law in the office of Judge George H. Burnett. Admitted to the bar at Salem in June, 1894, and the United States District and Circuit Courts July 17, 1901. Commenced the practice of his profession with S. L. Hayden, under the firm name of Hayden & McNary, which partnership continued until 1900, when it was dissolved and a partnership formed with Charles L. McNary, which continues to date. In 1890 he was elected Recorder of Marion County. Deputy District Attorney 1893-1904, when he was elected District Attorney and re-elected in 1908. President of Marion County Bar Association and member of the American Bar Association and Oregon Bar Association. Member of Masonic, I.O.O.F. and B.P.O.E. fraternities. Member of Illihee Club of Salem. Republican. History of the Bench and Bar in Oregon, p. 181 (Photo)
OSBH DC (Multnomah Co., 1936) #3399 -  d. Portland Medical Hospital. Residence, 385 Summer street; office United States National Bank building, Salem. Born in 1869 in Marion County, Oregon. Son of Hugh L. and Margaret (Claggett) McNary.
John H. McNary, aged 69 years, in Portland October 25. 
Late resident of 385 North Summer street, Salem. Survived by a brother, Senator Charles L. McNary of Salem and Washington, D. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Bruce of Portland and Mrs. W. T. Stolz of Salem. Funeral services will be held from the W. T. Rigdon company chapel Tuesday, October 27, at 2:30 p.m. Dr. James E. Milligan will officiate. Interment I.O.O.F. cemetery. 
Capital Journal 26 Oct 1936 8:8 

John H. McNary, Native Son of Oregon, AGed 69
John H. McNary, United States district judge, Oregon native son and brother of Charles L. mcNary, United States senator, died at 8:05 A. M. yesterday in Portland Medical hispital.
The jurist became ill several weeks ago and underwent a monor operation.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 P. M. tomorrow in the Rigdon chapel at Salem.
Judge John H. McNary lived out his career within the boarders of this state, to which his parents came as pioneers.
While his brother, Senator Charles L. McNary, served the state at Washington, Judge McNary remained at home, carving his own career in the profession of law and on the bench.
In July, 1921, he declined appointment as justice of the supreme court of the Phillipines.
Judge McNary's father crossed the plains from Illinois in 1845, and his mother followed the same route from Missouri in 1852. John McNary was born January 31, 1867, on the family homestead five miles north of Salem. In 1868 Mrs. NcNary died and the next year the father moved to Salem, which ever since has been John McNary's home.
Boy Educated in Salem
The boy was educated in Salem schools, worked as a reporter for the pioneer Daily Statesman and as a clerk in a book store. He went to University of Oregon at Eugene, but did not stay to graduate, returning to Salem for turtorship by private teachers. One of his instructors was Willis C. Hawley, then president of Willamette university and for many years Oregon's representative in congress.
John McNary was appointed deputy Marion county recorder in 1889, was elected recocrder the following year and server four years. He spent his evenings studying law, chiefly in the library of George H. Burnett, who was later to become chief justice of the state supreme court. He was admitted to the Oregon bar in 1894.
He was deputy district attorney from 1898 to 1904 and then was elected and re-elected district attorney of the old third judicial disctrict, consisiting of Marion, Linn, Yamhill, Polk and Tillamook counties.
Vigorous prosecution of criminals during that period from 1904 top 1913 distinguished him in office.
Retiring as prosecutor, he and his brother resumed association in the practice of law and the firm became on of the best known in the state.
McNary & McNary was dissolved in May, 1917, when Charles McNary was appointed United States senator by the late Governor Withycombe to complete the unexired term of the late Senator Lane.
John McNary's first law partner had been Sam L. Hayden. When his brother went to Washington and stayed there through recurring elections, John McNary became associated with Walter E. Keyes and E. M. Page.
This partnership was broken on March 7, 1927, when John McNary took the oath of office as judge of the federal court, district of Oregon, on ap;p;ointment by Presiden Coolidge to succeed the late Judge C. E. Wolverton.
Judge McNary married Miss Esther Hall of Salem January 29, 1894. She died November 21, 1934.
He was a Mason, Odd Fellow and Elk. During the workd war he was chariman of the MArion county draft board and led victory loan drives. He helped obtain a linen mill and a paper mill at Salem and headed the Willamette university movement which increased the institution's endowment fund to $1,000,000.
Surviving relatives, besides Senator McNary, include two sisters, Mrs. Walter T. Stolz and Mrs. Mary E. Bruce, both of Salem
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 26 Oct 1936, 1:2

Officialdom and Public Pay Last Honors to John McNary -- High public officials and men and women from humble walks of life joined in the final tribute to Federal Judge John H.McNary, who passed away Sunday in Portland. The chapel at Rigdon's was filled to overflowing and scores were forced to stand outside. 
Representatives of bench and bar both of Salem and Portland and other cities of the state, state and county officials, gathered for the funeral services. 
The Rev. James E. Milligan, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated at the services and paid a high tribute to Judge McNary. Mrs. Hallie Hinges sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Ever Remembered" with Prof. T. S. Roberts at the organ. Flowers Fill Entire Front of Chapel. 
The front of the chapel was completely filled with beautiful flowers, the gifts of organizations and friends. Interment followed in the I.O.O.F. cemetery beside his wife who died a few years ago. Active pallbearers were members of the Marion county bar association, Walter E. Keyes and E. M. Page, his former associates in practice, Walter C. Winslow, Custer E. Ross, John Carson, Miller B. Hayden. Honorary pallbearers were Federal Judge James Alger Fee, his colleague on the bench, Chief Justice J. U. Campbell, Supreme Justices George Rossman and Percy R. Kelly. 
Other justices of the state supreme court, sitting in Pendleton, suspended court during the hour of the funeral. Among the many distinguished persons observed at the funeral in addition to those of the funeral party were Governor Charles H. Martin, Secretary of State Earl Snell, State Treasurer Rufus C. Holman, Congressman James W. Mott, Congressman W. A. Exwall, Congressman W. A. Ekwall, Circuit Judges L. H. McMahan, E. C. Latourette of Oregon City, Robert Tucker, Hall Lusk, John P. Winter, L. P. Hewitt, J. W. Crawford of Portland, Arlie G. Walker of McMinnville, James T. Brand of Marshfield; W. A. Delzell, collector of customs; Frank Lonergan, Franklin T. Griffith, Cassius Peck, Italian Counsul Albert Ferrara, U. S. Marshal Jack Summerville, Bailiff Miners, U. S. attorney Carl C. Donaugh, James W. Maloney, Jay Bowerman E. R. Slade, Harold Bowerman, E. R. Slade, Harold Eakin, Oliver P. Coshow, Estes Snedecor, Homer D. Angell, Jack Latourette, John W. Kelly, Tom Mahoney, Sanderson Reed, T. J. Geisler, Floyd Cook, Joe Beveridge, John Manning, Oswald West, ...[missing information]... 
Chapman, pg. 10-12. 

Memorial Honors Late J. H. McNary 
The late Judge John H. McNary was lauded in memorial services conducted by the Marion county bar association Saturday morning in the circuit court room. Justice Percy R. Kelly of the supreme court, former circuit judge of this district, presided. There was a full attendance of attorneys of the county, and several supreme justices. Judge L. H. McMahan, kept at his home by illness, sent word of his extreme regret at being unable to attend the services. 
A number of lawyers spoke briefly in eulogy of the late federal judge. They were Walter C. Winslow, chairman of the committee; E. M. Page, Miller B. Hayden, Walter E. Keyes, former law partner of the deceased, John Payne and Judge Kelly. They praised him as a public servant, as an attorney faithful to his clients and to the standards of the profession, and as a man and friend. Many incidents were related from the memories of those who had been associated with him. Resolutions of tribute were adopted which will be spread on the journal of the circuit court, and copies sent to relatives. 
Oregon Statesman 31 Jan 1937 5:2
John McNary 
1867 - 1936
OSBH DC (Multnomah Co., 1936) #3399 
Saucy/Norman Survey & Photographs
Chapman, pg 10-12 
CJ 26 Oct 1936 8:8 
OS 27 Oct 1936 1-2 
Oreg 26 Oct 1936, 1:2
OS 31 Jan 1937 5:2 
HBB p. 181 
See Also: CAPITOL'S WHO'S WHO FOR OREGON, 1936 - 1938, pg

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