John W. McLoughlin, Jr.

born Bordentown City, NJ 1911-died Tucson, AZ 1985
Also known as
  • Mickey McLoughlin, Jr.
  • John W. McLoughlin, Jr.
Bordentown City, New Jersey, United States
Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • American

John W. McLoughlin's grandfather was a carpenter, and John learned to carve decoys, boats, and kayaks while he was still in high school. He followed the traditions of the Delaware River craftsmen and created hollow, flat-bottomed birds with limited detail. During his life, McLoughlin carved more than fifteen hundred decoys for both hunting and decoration (Gene and Linda Kangas, Decoys: A North American Survey, 1983).