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0655. John Daniel Meader (1931 - ) Gender: M
Born: 1931

0655. John Daniel Meader (1931 - )
John Daniel Meader, son of Jerome C. Meader (1902-1970) [0562] and Doris Conner (b.1906), was born in Ballston Spa, NY October 22, 1931. An outstanding athlete in high school and college, he graduated from Yale and from Cornell Law School. He was on the staff of the Attorney General of New York State and later General Counsel with General Electric in Schenectady. March 2, 1963 in Royal Oak, MI he married Joyce Margaret Cowin, born February 11, 1936 in Greenville, MI the daughter of Julian Raymond Cowin and Kitty Brodhead. She was a graduate of Northwestern University with a masters degree in music from West Virginia University. They lived in Scotia, NY.
The children of John Meader and Joyce Cowin were:

2330 i. John Daniel Meader, Jr., born May 1, 1966.
2331 ii. Julia Rae Meader, born March 3, 1969.
2332 iii. Keith Alan Meader, born March 3, 1972.
- John D. Meader, Cleveland, OH

John Daniel Meader (Jack) of Ballston Lake, NY passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday February 18, 2016. Jack grew up in Schenectady, N.Y., and excelled in academics and sports. As youth Jack became an Eagle Scout and was the youngest on record in New York State. He received a letter of commendation from then New York State governor Thomas E. Dewey complimenting him for his achievement. Beyond Eagle Scout, he earned three Palms: Bronze, Silver and Gold. He was active in other youth organizations and spent many summers at the Schenectady YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George. Jack was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School in 1949 (Schenectady) and a graduate of The Hill School Preparatory School 1950 in Pottstown, PA. Awarded an athletic scholarship, he graduated from Yale University with a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science 1954. Jack also received a professional certificate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) In Management Engineering. He worked as a sales engineer for Albany Felt Co. (now Albany International) in Albany, NY from 1954 to 1959 and graduated from Cornell University Law School with a J.D. in 1962 where he was also the assistant track coach from 1959 to 1962. He was admitted to the New York State, Ohio, and Florida State Bar. In 1964 he won the Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York's 29th District but was defeated by incumbent Rep. Leo O'Brien. He was assistant Attorney General of New York State from 1965 to 1968, Corporation Counsel for GE in Schenectady from 1969 to 1977, General Counsel for Glidden Division of SCM Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio from 1977 to 1981, He was President and Chairman of the Board of the Applied Power Technology Company (APTCO) in Jacksonville, Florida from 1981 to 1984 and President of Applied Energy, Inc., Ballston Spa, NY from 1984 to 1988. Jack was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and was Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in the 3rd US Army JAG Corp - US Central Command. He was awarded the US Army Commendation Medal and was also the Senior Colonel, Comptroller, and Military Judge in the New York State Guard. Jack was a Judge for the NYS Department of Social Services. From 1988 until his death, he was an Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Workers Compensation Board in Menands, NY. Jack was a natural athlete. He was the National AAU High School 1000 Yard Indoor Champion in 1949, National AAU Prep School 440 and 880 Yard Indoor Track Champion in 1950, National AAU Outstanding Performer Award, Melrose Games Association in 1950, and Heptagonal Track 880 Yard Champion in 1954. Jack also won the 1948 Grout Run and was honored in 2013 to be the guest starter for the 75th Annual Grout Run. Jack was a candidate for the 1952 U.S. Olympic Team, but was unable to participate due to an injury. Jack was also the announcer at the William F. Eddy Jr. Memorial Track Meet sponsored by the Schenectady Police Department Benevolent Association (PBA) for sixty years and he will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) of the Schenectady City School District on September 12, 2016. Jack was born in Ballston Spa, N.Y. October 22, 1931, one of five children born to Jerome Clement and Doris Luella (Conner) Meader. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Joel William Meader, and his brother-in-law Joel Anthony Fonda. He is survived by his former wife, Joyce Margaret Cowin of Scotia, NY, his three children: John Daniel (Kimberly) Meader Jr., Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Julia Rae (John) Rogan of Staten Island, NY; Keith Alan Meader of Schenectady, NY, and his four grandchildren, John Daniel Meader III, William Arthur Meader, Emerson Grace Rogan and Quinn Brielle Rogan. He is survived by his siblings, Jerome Clement (Elna) Meader of Brant Lake, NY, Jane Nye (Anton Solomon) of Ballston Lake, NY, Nancy Abigail Fonda of Saratoga Springs, NY, his sister-in- law, Eva Jane Meader of Rexford, NY, and a nephew and several nieces. Jack cherished his family and friends. He loved his home in Ballston Lake and though always generous to others, he was frugal in his own life. Always ready with a joke appropriate to any occasion, Jack's enjoyment of sharing his vast repertoire was always accompanied by his own contagious hearty laugh. Often championing the “underdog” he exemplified the Good Samaritan.
- Keith Meader, Obit printed in Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga newspapers.
(2016-03-01 16:56:34 Glenn Meader)

Here is a picture when he ran for County Court in Washington County.

Jack & Jane 1949