John Hancock was a member of the Varsity Football and Track teams, and also the editor-in-chief of the "Dakota Student" newspaper. After graduating in 1903, he served in the Navy and earned the rank of Commander. He then went to New York and became a partner in the Lehman Brothers' Investment Bank. Prominent also in civic affairs, between 1933 and 1947 Hancock assisted the National Recovery Administration and the the Office of War Mobilization and was a member of the War Resources Board. He also served as General Manager of the U.S. Delegation of the United Nation's Atomic Energy Commission. As an Alumnus, he was the Director of the Alumni Association and was a substantial contributor to the University Development Fund. Hancock Hall was named in his honor in 1952.
Cadet Uniform; Student; John Hancock; Military uniforms; Football players; Clothing and dress; Newspaper editors; Bank employees; Newspaper editors; Track and field athletes
North Dakota; North Dakota--Grand Forks
University of North Dakota
Hancock, John, 1883-1956
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota