Antique Vintage 01

John Foster Flynn

January 14, 1942 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 80)


   John Foster Flynn was born January 14, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up

fifty miles from downtown Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana. John's father left the

family early in his life, so John financed his education by himself. Fortunately, he

was awarded an athletic scholarship for basketball and golf at Valparaiso


   After graduating from Valparaiso University, he passed the Indiana Bar exam,

and, later, the Arizona exam. He served one year as a Juvenile Probation officer

on the south side of Chicago.

   He then obtained a position of Assistant United States Attorney in Hammond,

Indiana. He prosecuted general crimes, including bank robberies and theft from

Interstate transport. He became a specialist in environmental law, trying cases

against United States Steel, Mobil Oil, and DuPont. He then transferred to

Phoenix, Arizona, in the same position, handling litigation involving construction

of the Central Arizona Project. This ultimately resulted in the expansion of

Phoenix and Tucson.

   John retired and lived in Scottsdale, Arizona, after practicing law in Phoenix

and Scottsdale. He passed away July 28, 2022, in Scottsdale. He is survived by his

niece, Ivy, nephew, Bart, and great-nieces, Audrey, Katy and Amity, and great-

nephew, Nathaniel.                            


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