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Laurence Howard Eldredge

Laurence Howard Eldredge, American lawyer, educator, author. Recipient citation Lafayette College, 1960; Philadelphia Art Alliance medal achievement 1966. Served from Lieutenant to commander United States Coast Guard Reserve; Fellow Royal Society Arts London; member American Law Institute (life; Clubs:.


  • Eldredge, Laurence Howard was born on March 18, 1902 in Cold Spring, New Jersey, United States. Son of Irvin H. and Marie Louise (Benton) Eldredge.

  • Education

    • Graduate School Medicine), 1958-1959, University of Pennsylvania (Med.


    • Bar: Pennsylvania bar 1927, California bar 1972. Reporter Public Ledger, Philadelphia, 1924-1925. Writer syndicated news articles, 1925-1927.

      Associate Montgomery & McCracken (formerly Roberts & Montgomery), 1927-1938. Member firm Norris, Lex, Hart & Eldredge, 1944-1956. Professor of law Temple University, 1928-1933, Adjunct Professor, 1947-1952.

      Associate in law University of Pennsylvania, 1933-1934, 1937-1938, professor of law, 1938-1944. Lecturer medical jurisprudence. University of Pennsylvania (Graduate School Medicine), 1958-1959, University of Pennsylvania (Medical School), 1940-1968.

      Visiting professor law Columbia, spring, 1941, summer, 1946. Visiting professor law Hastings College Law, San Francisco, 1970-1971, professor of law, 1971-1979, professor emeritus, 1979-1982. Special deputy attorney general, Pennsylvania, 1948-1949.

      Past Chairman of the Board Pennsylvania Alcoholic Beverage Study, Inc. Past president Better Business bureau of Philadelphia, Inc. (director 1940-1971).

      President Philadelphia Art Alliamce, 1949-1966.


    • Author: Eldredge on Modern Tort Problems, 1941, Pennsylvania Annotations to Restatement, Torts, Vols. I and II, 1938, 1938, Trials of a Philadelphia Lawyer, 1968, The Law of Defamation, 1978, Revising reporter, Restatement of the Law of Torts, 1946-1947, Reporter decisions Supreme Court Pa, 1942-1968. Editor, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, 1938-1942.

      Author articles and book reviews in law publications Former Chairman of the Board Mistress John S. Sheppard Foundation. Secretary-treasurer Magee Memorial Hospital, 1953-1959, trustee, 1946-1959. President Episcopal Hospital, 1946-1953, Museum Council, Philadelphia, 1958-1959.

      Board directors Hospital Council, 1952-1960.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served from Lieutenant to commander United States Coast Guard Reserve. Fellow Royal Society Arts London. Member American Law Institute (life.


    • Married Helen Biddle Gans, September 30, 1926. Children: Mary Harriet, Deborah (Mistress.
    • father: Irvin H. Eldredge
    • mother: Marie Louise (Benton) Eldredge
    • spouse: Helen Biddle Gans
    • children: Mary Harriet Eldredge
    • Deborah (Mrs Eldredge
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    Born March 18, 1902