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Stephen Girard Lax

Stephen Girard Lax, lawyer, business executive. Decorated Bronze Star with V and oak leaf cluster; recipient Ames Competition prize Harvard Law School, 1948.


  • Lax, Stephen Girard was born on October 11, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry K. and Mildred (Goldschild) Lax.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Swarthmore College, 1941. Juris Doctor, Harvard, 1948. Postgraduate University of California, Berkeley, 1940, National U. Mexico, 1941, American U., 1949.


    • Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1949. Practice corporation law, Washington, from 1949. Co-founder, Chairman of the Board SGL Industries Company, Inc., Haddonfield, New Jersey, 1956-1976, president, 1961-1976.

      President, director Refractory Metals Corporation (Pennsylvania), 1955-1963. Secretary, director Magnetics, Inc., Butler, Pennsylvania, 1953-1956. Chairman of the Board American Research and Manufacturing Corporation, Rockville, Maryland., 1958-1965, Alpha Properties, Inc., Westville, New Jersey, 1960-1976, Modular Molding Corporation, West Trenton, New Jersey, 1961-1963, Delta Plastics Company, Somerdale, New Jersey, 1958-1974, Reinforced Plastics, Inc., Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1963-1976, H & R Block Plastics Industries, Inc., Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 1963-1976, Homalite Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, 1964-1976, B & S Screw Machine Products, Inc., Glenolden, Pennsylvania, 1965-1976, Mercury Packaging Machinery Corporation, Westville, New Jersey, 1966-1976, Modern Hard Chrome Service Company, Camden, New Jersey, 1967-1976, Dependable Printed Circuit Corporation, Wayne, New Jersey, 1967-1976, G-L Microwave Corporation, Wayne, 1968-1970, Galaxie Manufacturing Company, Inc., Wilmington, also Newport, Delaware, 1968-1976, Du-Mor Hard Chrome Company, Pennsauken, New Jersey, 1969-1976, Modern Creative Corporation, Elmwood Park, New Jersey, 1969-1976, General Grinding Wheel Corporation, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1971-1976, Batteries Manufacturing Company, Detroit, 1974-1976.

      Director Revere Mutual Fund, Philadelphia, Teleflex, Inc., N. Wales, Pennsylvania Trustee, Trenton State College, 1968-1970. Chairman of the Board mgrs. Swarthmore College; board of managers Cooper Hospital, Camden.


    Served from private to captain, infantry United States Army, 1941-1946. Member American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Bar Association District of Columbia, Military Order World Wars, 75th Infantry Division Association (nat. judge advisory 1954-1955), American Academy Political and Social Science, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi. Clubs: Harvard, Downtown (Philadelphia).


    • Married Frances R. Reiner, June 1, 1947. Children: Jonathan R., Stephen Girard, Andrew R., Charles Reiner.
    • father: Harry K. Lax
    • mother: Mildred (Goldschild) Lax
    • spouse: Frances R. Reiner
    • children: Jonathan R. Lax
    • Stephen Girard Lax
    • Andrew R. Lax
    • Charles Reiner Lax
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    Born October 11, 1919
    Died October 3, 1976
    (aged 56)