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JAMES J. McGOUGH

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James J. McGough, 79, passed away quietly on July 31, 2010. A native of New Jersey, he resided in Chicago since 1974. In 1989, he retired from Telemedia, Inc. where he served as a Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From 1968 to 1973, he was a Manager of Contracts for Ford Motor Company in New York City. Mr. McGough was Associate Counsel and in private law practice from 1961 to 1967. Earlier he proudly served as Tribal Counsel for the Navajo Tribe. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University, and his J.D. from Rutgers Law School. He also attended graduate studies at the New York Law School and pursued studies at Practicing Law Institute and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Mr. McGough was a member of several prestigious professional organizations and community groups. He will be missed by his good friend, Gene, and many other friends and acquaintances. Cremation will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 4. On Saturday, Aug. 7, visitation will start at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. at Old St. Mary's Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave. For additional information, call 773- 276-7800.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Aug. 4, 2010
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