James H. McGillan (1870-1935)

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James H. McGillan (1870-1935) - EX-MAYOR DIES AT GREEN BAY .1. II. McGillan Was...
EX-MAYOR DIES AT GREEN BAY .1. II. McGillan Was Uncle Of Mrs. H. H. Shepeck Of Escanaba a commission as ensign. At the Great Lakes naval training sta non. he was made executive officer to Oapt. William A. Moffatt, j commandant, and. as recruiting | officer fur the region extending from Butte, Mont., to Buffalo, N V., became personally acquainted ¡with thousands of sailors. His work to improve the morale of the enlisted men won high praise, and he was given the rank of lieutenant-commander, the highest conferred on any officer not an Ann- .1 am os H. McGillan. 65, former ] apolis graduate. To secure this mayor of Green Bav, uncle of Mrs II. 11. Shepeck of this city, died suddenly Thursday morning at his home, 803 South Quincy | tri'd. Green Bay. as the result of the recurrence of a heart ail-, ui'dif with which he had been j a ft'licted. Mr. McGillan, who had attended to his duties at his office Wodnes- < | a ; and had not complained of feeling il’ collapsed shortly after j arising Thursday morning, and1 passed away an hour and a half i la t er Judge McGillan. retired nava’ o'Tii-cr, widely known attorney | n■ id prominent Legionnaire, was j considered one of the most dy- nami personalities in Green Bay. lie was Green Bay’s first mayor under the 21-man commission from 19 2 7 to 19 2 9. receiving tin off ice hv the heaviest vote evei polled tor a mayoralty candidate He was a congressional nominee on tli" Democratic ticket in 1928 and had been prominently mentioned for the United States sén­ at" and for the Wisconsin supreme bench. When the United States entered the war April C, 19 17. he immédi­ at eh tendered the use of his \ acht ; h Killarney. and accepted SPECIAL MUSIC Tonight \t St. Clair Hotel INitT I'll ¡ I'll \\e. North Lunch - l»eer - Wine - Liquor I Tank (•aiilhier, l’roj». rank, he schooled himself in the science of navigation, passing the examination with a high standing Organized Keserves Shortly after his return to Green Bay. Lieut.-Com. McGillan organized the Green Bay unit of the Naval Reserve, and was large ly instrumental in having the Sub Chaser 43 2 stationed there. He held the unusual distinction of declining the office of state commander of the American Legion three times. He was one of the organizers of Sullivan Post No. 11. of Green Bay, and served as post commander for three years. He entered the practice of law in Marinette in 1891, having been admitted to the bar before he was 21. Six months after locating there, he was made city attorney, two years later he became district attorney, and after that served a- municipal judge. He moved tc Green Bay in 1900, and had practiced there continuously since that I time. He was regarded as an especial | authority in financial cases, and was a brilliant trial lawyer in any i action. He was horn in Appleton January 7. 1 870, the son of Mr and Mrs. James McGillan. natives of Ohio and Connecticut, respective ly. He was educated iti the public' schools and Lawrence college then known as Lawrence univer- | sitv. He was active as a debater. | and it was said that the team of which “Jimmy" McGillan was a member never lost a debate. In ; 1889 he entered the law school of | the University of Wisconsin, and I in June, 1 S9 1, was admitted to the | bar. beginning his practice in I Marinette While there he was married to Miss G <-> r t r u d e Sommerville ! daughter of a Marinette physician ; who survives him. Other surviv­ ors are a brother. Frank, Califor nia; a brother, Jean, and a sister Mrs. Lillian Madden, Chicago, and a brother, T. E. McGillan. Me nasha. The late Mrs. Hugh Rob ertson of this city was a sister. Judge McGillan was a membei of numerous organizations, among them the Elks, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, 40 and s. Navy club. Brown County Bar as sociation. and an honorary mem her of the G. A. R He held the honorary title of naval captain on the siaft of Gov A G. Schmode- man. He was president of the Northern Trust company of Wisconsin, and was affiliated with several other Green Bay business enterprises. Funeral Today Funeral services will be held this morning, with a solemn high mass in St. Patrick's church a! 10 o'clock. Burial will he in the family lot at Appleton. The Brown County Bar association will meet at the home at 9 15 and attend In a body. The military services wil’ he in charge of the Naval Reserve and the American Legion. t’itv offices will he closed during the funeral out of respect to the for mer mayor, and the city council will attend. March 23 Last Dan To Register Voters Registrations for the April I election may be made up to and including Saturday, Marc h 23. at the of lice of (’Its Clerk Carl Anderson This applies nnlv to those not pro viously register* i as voters in tin city of Escanaba In case of removal from one "lec­ tion precinct to another, voter-- are required to haw tbeii names trails ferred to the ‘/roper precinct leg istration boon nefore \cding This trans'er may be made on election dav by securing a certificate of transfer from the hoard of inspec tors in the prec inct from which the voter has moved and presenting it to the election officials of the new precinct. To save time, voters mav make the change any time by call ing at the city ball Anticipating a light vote, tlie c it counc il has arranged to consolidate polling places for the biennial spring election, and will have only four instead of eight Vow r«i»cl tli* (iHKNtflecI png*

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 09 Mar 1935, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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