Joseph B. McGlynn, Jr., is the Founder of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Louis, and continues as the group’s CEO and primary advisor. He has also served as the Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Ireland since 1978.
A visionary, Joe’s list of accomplishments and accolades fills many pages. His volunteer work and civic involvement include service to St. Patrick Center, Fontbonne University, the Notre Dame Alumnae Association, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, and numerous other groups.
A 1955 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Joe went on to earn his law degree from Saint Louis University, and has spent more than fifty years defending corporations and individuals in all manner of civil lawsuits. Joe’s client list has included both domestic and international companies in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Illinois. He continues to enjoy the practice of law in a firm that traces its roots to Joe’s grandfather, who first opened the doors in 1896. Joe has been named as one of the country’s Top 100 Irish Lawyers on multiple occasions.
Joe and Helen McGlynn have been married for over 60 years. They have five children and seven grandchildren.