John J. Naughton

John J. Naughton WWII U.S. Army & Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Vivian T. nee Moore. Loving father of Nora Naughton & Thomas (Tracey) Naughton. Cherished grandfather of Kevin, Margaret & John. Dear brother of Mary Naughton, Dorothy Naughton & the late Tom (Franziska “Joy”) Naughton. Fond uncle of Jeff, Barry, Michael & Scott. John will be remembered professionally as a lifelong legal advocate for railroad labor unions arguing for the rights of railroad and other transportation workers in hundreds of cases before the state supreme courts and five cases before the United States Supreme Court. His body of work included protecting the rights of union workers under the First Amendment to act collectively to obtain competent and affordable legal representation and to engage in group legal action, most notably represented in the landmark case, The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen v.Virginia, 377 U.S. 1 (1964). As a lawyer in the Chicago law firm of Henslee, Monek & Henslee, his legal career spanned over fifty years until he retired at age 76. John was active in the appellate and labor committees of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and the Appellate Lawyers Association and was a past president of the Appellate Lawyers Association (“71-72”). Funeral Monday 8:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to St. Linus Church for Mass at 9:30 am. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 3 pm until 8 pm.