Phil McClellan McNagny


Phil McClellan McNagny



Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on July 16, 1924, Phil McClellan McNagny, Jr. was born into a family of Hoosier lawyers. McNagny’s father and grandfather were attorneys and ultimately his brother (William F. McNagny) and his wife (Patricia Gates) would become attorneys. Phil McNagny graduated from Fort Wayne’s North Side High School in 1942. He attended the University of the South (1942/43), before serving two years in the U.S. Marines. Upon his discharge, he attended the University of Virginia for two year before enrolling at the Indiana University School of Law. He received his LL. B. from Indiana in 1950.

After receiving his law degree, McNagny practiced in the northern Indiana town of Angola for a few months, before joining his father-in-law's Columbia City firm Gates & Gates. From 1953 until 1959, McNagny served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. McNagny's wife, Patricia, joined the firm, then known as Gates Gates & McNagny, in 1969. In 1975, President Gerald Ford nominated McNagny to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. He served on the court until his death on March 28, 1981.


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