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From: machiekat <>
Subject: [US-OBITS] Chauncey McCORMICK, 8 Sep 1954, IL
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 16:55:24 -0500

New York Daily News, Friday, September 10, 1954


Chicago, Sept. 9 (CTPS). - Services for Chauncey McCormick, 69, art
patron and civic leader, will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday in the First
Presbyterian Church of suburban Wheaton, of which he was an elder.

McCormick died last night after suffering a heart attack at his summer
home in Seal Harbor, Maine. He leaves his wife, Marion Deering
McCormick, and three sons, C. Deering, Brooks and Roger.

Private services were to be held at Seal Harbor today.

Decorated in War...

A grandson of William S. McCormick, co-founder of the farm machinery
firm, Chauncey McCormick served as an Army captain in France and Poland
in World War I. He received the Purple Heart, two French medals and a
citation from Gen. Pershing.

In Europe he met Herbert Hoover and they became fast friends. McCormick
organized Polish food relief after World War I and directed Polish
relief during World War II.

Last year Hoover named McCormick head of a special group studying
federal medical services as part of the Hoover Commission's efforts to
streamline the government.

Wide Range of Interests...

McCormick's activities covered a wide range. He held high posts in the
International Harvester Corp., the Miami Corp., the Chicago Art
Institute, the American Foundation for the Blind, the Chicago
Foundlings' Home and the McCormick Theological Seminary.

He organized the art exhibit at the Chicago Century of Progress in 1933
and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1936.

He was a cousin of Col. Robert R. McCormick, editor and publisher of the
Chicago Tribune."

Kat in VA

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