Andrew Jackson Connick, a lawyer with the firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, died of cancer on Aug. 19 in New York City. He was 80 and had been ill for four years.
Mr. Connick, a practicing attorney for more than 50 years, was a litigation partner at Milbank Tweed. He was on the board of the Women’s Prison Association for many years and had served as its president. He also worked pro bono as counsel to the American Field Service, now A.F.S. Intercultural Programs.
He was born in New York City on Oct. 1, 1930, the son of Andrew Jackson Connick and the former Mary McGuire. His family had a second home in East Hampton, where he spent much of his childhood, and he continued to summer here as an adult. He attended St. Bernard’s School in Manhattan, Phillips Andover Academy, and Yale University, where he became a member of its well-known “secret society” Skull and Bones.
Mr. Connick is survived by his wife, the former Cathie Pradie, to whom he was married in 1998. He had previously been married to Alice Lamm, with whom he had two sons who survive. Peter Connick lives in New Mexico. David McGuire Connick was lost at sea when the Montauk-based fishing vessel Windblown went down in a storm in 1984. He also is survived by two grandchildren.
In his younger days, Mr. Connick enjoyed golf and tennis and loved to bodysurf.
A memorial service was held at St. Luke in the Fields Episcopal Church in New York City on Friday.