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John H. Ferguson
Location: Private Service

John H. Ferguson

 On December 26, 2017 at age 77. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated from Williams College and the University of Chicago Law School and then spent his career as a lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board, working on all major labor law issues of the past half century. Still working up to the day of his death, he was the Associate General Counsel, Division of Enforcement Litigation, overseeing attorneys responsible for the Agency’s litigation in federal and state courts. Peter Robb, NLRB General Counsel, said, “John was an extraordinary lawyer… His 47-year NLRB career is marked by outstanding achievements that reflect his unparalleled intellectual prowess, strategic planning and executive leadership.” In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded the President’s Meritorious Rank Award and the ABA’s Mary C. Lawton Outstanding Government Service Award. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karen, his sister Ann Connolly, his son Andrew, and his grandchildren, Cole and Alexa.  Services private.

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