Macdonald Flinn of Lakeside, Michigan formerly of Scarsdale, New York, died suddenly Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St, Joseph, Michigan at the age of 88.
After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Western Pacific Air Offensive over Japan during World War II, he graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in the Class of 1946 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1951, then served as a trial counsel for the U.S Air Force Office of Staff Judge Advocate during the Korean War. He had a distinguished career as a senior partner at White & Case in New York. A renowned litigator, he argued and won many antitrust cases, including several before the United States Supreme Court. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, son Andrew, daughter Susan Flinn Cobian, son Ross and two grandchildren, Jasper and Cara Flinn.
The Flinn family will be holding a celebration of Don’s life on Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 am at the Chikaming Country Club, 15029 Lakeside Road, Lakeside, MI 49116. Phone: (269) 469-5141 or chikamingcc.org
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to Chikaming Open Lands, which is a land preservation trust that Don was instrumental in fostering through incorporation and beyond: Chikaming Open Lands, 14913 Lakeside Road, Lakeside, MI 49116 Phone: (269) 469-2330 or chikamingopenlands.org
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