The 1960 AwardeesJames A. Butler
James Butler, an attorney who served as president of the Georgetown University Alumni Association from 1958-60, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Union Club in Cleveland, OH on May 7, 1960.
A Cleveland native, Butler practiced law in his home town for nearly 40 years. He served on the board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association from 1950-1953, served as the Ohio state chairman of the Alumni Annual Fund, and served as president of the Association from 1958 to 1960.
James Butler died in 1982 at the age of 82.
Hon. Ralph B. Kohnen
Ralph Kohnen, who served as a county judge for 25 years, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Union Club in Cleveland, OH on May 7, 1960.
Kohnen, a 1928 graduate of the law school, was elected to the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court in 1947 following 11 years as a city attorney in Cincinnati, where he grew up. Prior to Georgetown, he received a bachelor's degree from Xavier University and did post-grayuate work at the University of Cincinnati.
Judge Kohnen served 25 years as a judge until his death in 1972 at the age of 68, following complications from a surgical procedure.
Leo R. Kundtz
Leo Kundtz, a local business executive, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Union Club in Cleveland, OH on May 7, 1960.
Leo was one of ten children of Theodor Kundtz, who built a successful furniture manufacturing business in the Cleveland area. At the turn of the century, the Kundtz Company was Cleveland's largest employer. Following the sale of the company to the White Sewing Company, Kundtz became a prominent investor in a number of local manufacturing businesses, and served on various corporate and philanthropic boards. Leo Kundtz died in 1973 at the age of 65.
Hon. Hall S. Lusk
Attorney, Judge, U.S. Senator
AB 1904, LLB 1907, Honorary degree 1954
Hall Stoner Lusk, who served in the United States Senate and as the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Union Club in Cleveland, OH on May 7, 1960.
Born in Washington DC in 1883, Lusk attended Georgetown Prep, the College and the Law School, and was admitted to the D.C bar in 1907. A prominent career in the District awaited, but instead Lusk moved west to Portland Oregon in 1909. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney, a circuit judge from 1930-1937, and was appointed to the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon, where served for 23 years, including two years as its chief justice.
At the time of his award, Lusk was appointed to the U.S. Senate to complete the term of Richard Neuberger, who died suddenly at the age of 47. Lusk did not seek a full term, and returned to the court in 1961 as a senior justice, retiring in 1968.
From 1977 to his death in 1983 at the age of 99, Lusk held claim as the oldest living U.S. senator.
Graham Magee, an attorney and alumni volunteer, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Union Club in Cleveland, OH on May 7, 1960.
Magee received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his law degree at Georgetown. At the time of the award, he served as national chairman of the Annual Fund. Magee subsequently was elected to the Alumni Association Board of Governors, where he served until his untimely death in 1963 at the age of 64.
Martin F. O'Donoghue
Martin O'Donoghue, a Washington labor attorney and former professor at the Law School, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Union Club in Cleveland, OH on May 7, 1960.
In 1935, O'Donoghue founded his own law firm which specialized in defending union cases in labor law. O'Donoghue represented a number of trade unions, most notably the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and was once appointed as a federal monitor for the union during the celebrated tenure of James Hoffa as its president.
O'Donoghue was a national expert on labor law and its effects in the workplace. he taught a series of seminars at the Law School and served on the Dean's Council. He died in 1973 at the age of 70.