Mr. McCormick lived in the Vincennes area all his life, and was a farmer and teacher. Mr. McCormick, a graduate of Vincennes University and Indiana State Teachers College, began his administrative career in agriculture as secretary-treasurer and office manager of the Knox County Corn-Hog Association. He became Under Secretary of Agriculture in 1949, and later became chairman of the Interagency Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He returned to Vincennes in 1953. From 1971 to 1976 he was president of the Board of Trustees of Vincennes University.