Photo of Jack Lord, at age 17, from his John Adams HS Yearbook and his Football Team Photo at John Adams HS (reclining in foreground).
In June 1938, when he was 17, Jack graduated from John Adams High -- with a variety of honors. The Senior Issue of the school's yearbook, The Clipper, carries a lengthy roster of his achievements:?
RYAN, JOHN -- Bronze, Silver "A"s; Honor, Meritorious, Distinguished Service Certificates; Senior Life Saving; Major "A"; Intramurals; P.S.A.L. Pins; Varsity Football Team; Dean's Squad; Art Editor, "Campus Clipper" Art Staff; Art Office; Key of Courtesy, President, Student Supervisor Arts and Crafts, Secretary Newman, Etching, Young Scientists Clubs. -- New York University.