The first born to James and Anna Delores Hart was James Austin Hart. He and Marie Kelliher had 12 children. I briefly corresponded with Jim Hart when he was Dean of the business school at De Paul University here in Chicago. He had been good friends over the years with my father and uncle, Bill and Gus Bowe. This Jim Hart wrote a wonderful family memoir you’ll find on In it writes about his parents and all his siblings, as well as his own and his uncle John Canavan’s relationship with the Bowe families.

One of his children, Patrick Hart is here tonight with his wife Nancy. Can you two give us a wave?