Jack Gordon




Seattle University alumni pay tribute to Jack Gordon in 1969

By Patty Hollinger

Father Neil G. McCluskey SJ discussed the relevance of Jesuit education during Seattle University's Alumni Association Spring Awards luncheon Saturday in SU Campion Tower.

The luncheon featured the presentation of the 1969 Distinguished Alumni Award to John F. (Jack) Gordon, Seattle public relations figure. A citation was presented to Father John A. Concannon SJ, the only surviving Member of SU's first graduating class in 1909.

Father McCluskey, 49, is a recognized expert on education in the United States. He is presently visiting professor of education at the University of Notre Dame, which has been a leader in progressive Catholic educational reform.

Gordon, 47, was presented with the bronze medallion acknowledging his service to SU by Alumni Association president James T. Hughes. Gordon is presently executive vice-president and general manager of the Restaurant Association of the State of Washington. He began his professional career in the communications media with The Progress.

Seattle Mayor Floyd Miller named Gordon the official Seattle greeter. Both Miller and a Washington State Senate resolution proclaimed May 10 as Jack Gordon day.

Father Concannon, 79, is chaplain at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma. Addison Smith, class of 1940, announced that a cablegram from Father Pedro Arrupe SJ, Jesuit superior general, in Rome, would be forwarded to Father Concannon congratulating him on his 60th anniversary as a Jesuit. Due to ill health Father Concannon did not attend the banquet.

King County Executive John D. Spellman was master of ceremonies. He was Alumni Association president from 1958-59. Co-chairmen for the luncheon which drew about 300 persons were Gerald R. Percival and Mrs. Lester Sauvage.






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