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John Hicks ’60

Published in July 10, 1991, issue

JOHN HICKS DIED Feb. 22, 1991, just following his 52nd birthday Feb. 1. He was in the Univ. of Chicago hospital and had suffered a thyroid problem. The family has requested that contributions may be made to the Univ. of Chicago Thyroid Research, 5841 South Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 6o637.

For many years, John had been an important member of the Mayer, Brown, and Platt Trusts and Estates Practice Group in Chicago, handling income and estate tax planning. He began his legal career with another Chicago firm, Pope and Ballard, following his 1963 graduation from Northwestern Univ. Law School, and he joined Mayer, Brown in 1966. only one year before he died, he had opened his own firm in Chicago, specializing in estate planning and taxes.

Born in St. Louis in 1939, John prepared for Princeton at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., where he played football and ran track. He played freshman football at Princeton and majored in history, writing his thesis on "The Public Reaction to the Dismissal of General MacArthur." He joined Tiger inn and roomed with John Fetter and Bill Stilley. His quiet humor and good nature will be greatly missed by all who knew him in the classroom, dub, or locker room.

John was a member of the Illinois and Chicago Bar assns.; and was secretary and director of the Arthur Anderson Foundation, also in Chicago; and the managing director of Rohan Art Associates, Ltd., of London. The Class extends its sympathy to his brother, William '56; his sister, Shelia; his widow and children, John Jr., Susan, Jennifer, and Elizabeth.

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