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Proust O&A: John F. Mangan, Jr.

Francie, Caroline, John, Elizabeth and Francie Mangan

Family: Wife-Frances (UNC), daughters -Francie 28-UNC; Elizabeth 26-UGA, Caroline 24-UNC

Hometown: Rye, NY

Current Town: Charlotte, NC

What Years at UGA: 1978-1982

School/Degree: Terry, BBA in Finance 1982

Profession: Investments/money management-JFM Capital, family-owned asset management company

Accolades: UGA Men’s Tennis Letterman, 1978-1982


All America 1981

All-SEC 1981, 1982

SEC Champions 1979, 1981, 1982

UGA Hartman Award recipient 2018

University of Georgia Foundation Trustee and Vice Chairman, Investment Committee Chair, 2014-current

What life lessons did you learn while at UGA?

Hard work (was a walk-on on UGA Tennis program and earned a scholarship), preparation, time management, teamwork by being part of a great program under Coach Dan Magill. Magill encouraged us to give back and make UGA better.  Southern hospitality is fantastic!

What professor did you most admire?  

Prof. David Dince was an excellent finance professor and he made us understand that finance was exciting and ever changing.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My family, my incredible wife of 31 years and three terrific and fun daughters.  Earning a scholarship, playing for Dan Magill and the UGA tennis program and having the greatest teammates!

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Big fan of President George H. W. Bush (41) for his humility, strength, and service.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My bride because she is the rock of our family and a ton of fun!

My parents for the lessons and opportunities they gave us. Coach Dan Magill, for his leadership, life lessons, crazy sayings and discipline that stay with my teammates and I forever.

Quote to live by:

If you are going to do it, do it right!

Also, “The Man in the Arena”-Teddy Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Time with my bride and daughters in Linville, NC and watching the Dawgs win!

What is your most marked characteristic?

Not sure, ask my bride!

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty and Loyalty.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Longer lasting joints and more patience!

Who are your favorite writers?

Magill, Dantzler, Leavy, and Loran Smith -(the more Georgia intel the better!)

Fave social media and who to follow?

My girls, Bulldawg Illustrated, DawgNation, WSJ, CNBC-because family, Bulldog Nation, and a little business is a full day! Go Dawgs!

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