Randolph  County,  Indiana

John  Macy,  Jr.

            John W. Macy, Jr., is the youngest living son of  Judge John W. Macy and  Sarah Edger Macy. He was born in Winchester on the twenty-fifth day of July, 1886, and with the exception of five years spent in college, has resided all of his life in the city of his birth. He attended the public schools of Winchester, completing the high school course in 1904. He then entered Wabash College at Crawfordsville, and graduated there in 1908 with the Degree of Bachelor of Arts. He there became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and was elected, in his senior year, to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary fraternity, the requirements of which are based upon scholarship. In the following year he entered the law department of Columbia University, at New York City, but was unable to return after his first years on account of the failing health of his father. He worked for the law firm of  Macy, Nichols & Bales, for a time, and was admitted to the practice of law in 1909. In 1910, he became a member of this firm in place of his father, whose continued illness forced his retirement from the active practice of his profession with this partnership.
            He has been successful from the first and has endeavored to fulfil, by close application and studious habits, the expectations entertained of him by his friends and clients. Whatever measure of success has been his, he attributes to the inspiration of his father's career, which he has constantly kept before him.
            Mr. Macy was married on July 3, 1912, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Miss Helen Kelly, daughter of William H. and Beatrice (Deitcher) Kelly. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church and Mr. Macy is a member of the Masonic fraternity and Sons of Veterans. His home is at 408 South Meridian street.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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