McKenzie Made Counsel by N. B. F. U.
Jack G. McKenzie, former insurance commissioner of Arkansas, has been appointed assistant general counsel of the National Board of Fire Underwriters in San Francisco, it was announced last month by J. Raymond Berry, general counsel. Mr. McKenzie will act as assistant to Frank J. Agnew, who represents the National Board Laws Committee in the eight Western States.
Mr. McKenzie was born in Blue Jacket, Okla., and after graduating from Nowata, Okla., high school, attended the University of Kansas and Cumberland University, from which he received a law degree in 1926. He engaged in the private practice of law at Shawnee, Okla., and for five years was chief assistant and acting attorney for the Fire Marshal of the State.
He became a special agent of the Arson Department of the National Board of Fire Underwriters in December, 1927, and was assigned to the State of Arkansas. In January, 1945, he became insurance commissioner for that State and served until January, 1949, when he re-entered the employ of the National Board.
He is a member of the Bars of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. He served as chairman of the committee on fire prevention of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and as member of other committees of that group.