James Harold Mann

James Harold Mann

Edmonton, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 May 1985 (aged 71)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row M, Lot 33 Lower, Site 4
Memorial ID 83860953 · View Source
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- James Harbert Mann
- Margaret (Walker) Mann

Married Margaret (Blackwell) Mann

Father of:
- Margaret Mann Drachsler
- Judith W. Mann

Cornell, Bachelor of Laws, 1938 (with distinction)

Biographical Profile
Centre College

James H. Mann's law career took him a long way from Danville and Centre College – all the way to South America, Europe and finally, to Washington.

At Centre, he was president of the student body and a member of the student council; member and captain of the debate team and winner of the oratorical medal.

After his graduation in 1935, Mann, a native of Edmonton, Kentucky, went on to Cornell University Law School, where he was editor of the Cornell Law Quarterly and received his LLB degree with distinction in 1938.

He began his law career that year in the service of the federal government. He started as an attorney with the U.S. Treasury Department, becoming senior attorney there in 1941 and later serving as U.S. Treasury representative in London and Berne, Switzerland.

His work with the Treasury Department in Washington and overseas led to other foreign assignments: as special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador in Buenos Aires and London; as assistant executive director of the War Refugee Board, and as a member of a Joint Commission, made up of representatives of the U.S., United Kingdom, France and Switzerland, and as a member of an Inter-Agency Mission to South America.

Amid those travels, he also found time for educational and public affairs concerns as an assistant professor of law at the University of Arkansas from 1941-42 and as the democratic nominee for Congress from Maryland's 6th District in 1958.

Mann turned his attention away from government service in 1948, becoming a partner in the Washington law firm of Pehle, Mann, Riemer and Luxford and later a partner in the firm of Lucas, Friedman and Mann. His travels and background in foreign affairs served him well since half of his time was taken up with work in the fields of foreign finance, trade, and business.

The News (Frederick, MD) May 28, 1985

Mr. James H. Mann, 71, of 14525 Montevideo Road, Poolesville, died Saturday, May 25, at George Washington University Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret B. Mann.

Born in Kentucky, Mr. Mann was a son of the late James and Margaret Walker Mann.

Mr. Mann was a Washington lawyer for about 30 years before retiring in the aid 1970s and a was a former government official active in Maryland Democratic politics.

Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Margaret M. Drachsler of Washington, D.C. and Judith W. Mann of Virginia; one sister, Maxine Cunningham of Kentucky; two grandchildren, Madeline B. Konig and William J. Konig.

Funeral services were held at ll a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at St. Peter's Episocopal Church, Poolesville. Interment was in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.

The family requests that memorial donations in Mr. Mann's name be made to Centre College, Danville, Ky., 40422. Arrangements were made by the Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville.

Funeral Notice
The News (Frederick, MD) May 31, 1985

Tuesday, Jim Mann, (Washington attorney James H. Mann) husband of Peggy Mann who was equally active in Montgomery County's Democratic politics, was buried from St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Poolesville. It was crowded with Washington and local friends of the ever kindly, ever amusing Assistant General Counsel of the Treasury Department Assistant Executive Director of the War Refugee Board, which culminated in his intense effort to acquaint America with the operations of the Nazi concentration camps, opening the way for us to admit former inmates into this country. He was a special assistant to U.S. ambassadors to England and Argentina, and was the American representative to the Allied Joint Commission which examines German assets and met in Switzerland.

He was an important international lawyer, and at the funeral service, he was extolled by John W. Pehle who had been his first law partner and Charles Dineen (a Dartmouth man, about to go back for his 50th reunion) who served with him at Treasury. His son-in-law, David Konig, gave a warm and homely picture of Jim which stressed his, kind approach to life. Burial was at Monocacy Cemetery after which friends were invited to "Rocklands," the stately, newly restored (after a fire) home for lunch. It was heart warming to visit with so many old friends from my Washington days. I was present at his daughter Judy's wedding which was followed by a reception at the farm, and to see "Gigitte", Margaret M. Drachsler again and Judy who has two growing children was a nostalgic reunion.
~By Ethel Loeb

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