August 14, 2004: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Irish American News: Ed Ward time out to serve in the Peace Corps in Thailand, and served in the U.S. Army before entering law school

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Ed Ward time out to serve in the Peace Corps in Thailand, and served in the U.S. Army before entering law school

Ed Ward time out to serve in the Peace Corps in Thailand, and served in the U.S. Army before entering law school

Ed Ward time out to serve in the Peace Corps in Thailand, and served in the U.S. Army before entering law school

Founding Fathers

The Ward family history is rich, colorful and strongly tied to Irish culture, especially traditional music.

Ed Ward and his family have some roots in Chicago, but his ancestry has been traced to Balreask, Co. Meath on his fatherís side. His motherís people were Cagneys from Co. Galway. Edís great-grandparents, Bernard Ward and Mary Halpins of Castle Pollard, Co. Westmeath, were evicted from their home during the Famine of 1845 - 1851 in Ireland.

John J. Ward, Edís grandfather, put himself through John Marshall Law School in Chicago. His father, John J. Ward Jr., also became a lawyer, graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1942. He married Mary Jane Cagney at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Chicago on May Day, 1943. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned his Captains bars. On his return he practiced law in Bellwood, Illinois from 1945 until 1957 when the family moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin. He became an Alderman, President of the Kenosha Bar Association, and a municipal judge.

Like father, like son: Ed did his undergraduate schooling at Marquette University, where he also earned his law degree in 1976. He had taken time out to serve in the Peace Corps in Thailand, and served in the U.S. Army before entering law school. He was drafted into the Army and served as a Chaplainís Assistant at Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

Returning home, he had a variety of experiences as a lobbyist, legislative assistant to former Governor Martin Schrieber and director of the Private Industry Council, before joining Morgan Stanley where he is now First Vice President.





When this story was prepared, this was the front page of PCOL magazine:

This Month's Issue: August 2004 This Month's Issue: August 2004
Teresa Heinz Kerry celebrates the Peace Corps Volunteer as one of the best faces America has ever projected in a speech to the Democratic Convention. The National Review disagreed and said that Heinz's celebration of the PCV was "truly offensive." What's your opinion and who can come up with the funniest caption for our Current Events Funny?

Exclusive: Director Vasquez speaks out in an op-ed published exclusively on the web by Peace Corps Online saying the Dayton Daily News' portrayal of Peace Corps "doesn't jibe with facts."

In other news, the NPCA makes the case for improving governance and explains the challenges facing the organization, RPCV Bob Shaconis says Peace Corps has been a "sacred cow", RPCV Shaun McNally picks up support for his Aug 10 primary and has a plan to win in Connecticut, and the movie "Open Water" based on the negligent deaths of two RPCVs in Australia opens August 6. Op-ed's by RPCVs: Cops of the World is not a good goal and Peace Corps must emphasize community development.





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