A Memorial Service for J. Hammond McNish, 93, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at his home.
He was born January 11, 1917 in Omaha, Nebraska the son of Jesse Clark and Clara Hammond McNish.
Mr. McNish served his country in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945 and with 82nd Airborne Division from 1951-1953.
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 1945-1946. He practiced law in Sidney, Nebraska from 1948-1970. He also served as a faculty member of the University of Kansas, School of Business from 1946-48 and again from 1970-82. 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 1974-78, and a member of the Board of the KU Athletic Corporation from 1974-1978. He was chairman of that corporation’s board from 1976-78.
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 Kansas University HOPE Award and in 1980, the Henry A. Bubb Award for distinguished teaching in business.
He was married to Marjorie Ann Barlow. She preceded him in death on November 23, 1985.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Monica Jean McNish.
Memorials are suggested in his name to the St. Labre Indian School in Billings, MT and may be sent in care of the mortuary.