Biography of James F. Egan
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JAMES F. EGAN – Possessed of brains, initiative, energy, and capacity for thorough and profound study, James F. Egan has already made a name for himself as a dependable young lawyer. He has a wide circle of acquaintances whom he has impressed with his quality, and he is constantly extending his clientele.
James F. Egan, son of James and Winifred (Tighe) Egan, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, June 20, 1896. His father, a hard-working and reliable brick mason, was born in Ireland, September 4, 1866, and his mother was born there May 3, 1868. James Egan, senior, died in 1922, after a long and useful life.
James F. Egan received his early education in the public schools of Springfield, and graduated from Commercial High School with the class of 1915. With his love of study and his promising academic work, he decided on further education and secured a degree of Bachelor of Arts at Holy Cross College, graduating with the lass of 1921. From there he advanced to Harvard Law School, obtaining his degree of Bachelor of Law in 1924. That same year he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar. He began his legal career with general law practice in the office of William G. McKechnie, No. 31 Elm Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. During the World War Mr. Egan interrupted his career by offering for service, and he became an ensign in the Navy. He maintains his membership in the American Legion. He is also a member of the Hampden County Bar Association, and in politics is Democratic. Mr. Egan, a member of the Holy Family Church, is an enthusiastic Knight of Columbus. It is rare to find a young man who has so continuously devoted himself to worthwhile and progressive movements in his city, in his profession, and in his religion.