Meck, John Foster, 1912-1978

Meck, John Foster, 1912-1978



  • Existence: 1912 - 1978


John Foster Meck, born March 24, 1912, in Altoona, PA, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1933, and from Yale Law School in 1936. He practiced law and taught at Yale Law School before serving in Naval Reserve during World War II. After the war, he practiced law and served on the first Hoover Commission as executive secretary for the Task Force on Foreign Affairs. In 1949, at the request of President John Sloan Dickey, he return to Dartmouth College as treasurer, and was made Vice President three years later, and for many years was the College's chief investment and chief legal officer. John Meck died in 1977 while skiing in Aspen, Colorado

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John Meck papers

Identifier: MS-1240
Date(s): 1924 to 1951

John Foster Meck (1912-1978), lawyer, Treasurer and Vice President of Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College Class of 1933. The collection contains personal and business correspondence, writings, memoranda, report and photographs, primarily documenting Meck's non-Dartmouth career.