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John Thomas Subak

John Thomas Subak, lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1956.


  • Subak, John Thomas was born on April 19, 1929 in Trebic, Czechoslovakia. Came to United States, 1941, naturalized, 1946. Son of William John and Gerda Maria (Subakova).

  • Education

    • Bachelor summa cum laude, Yale University, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1956.


    • From associate to partner Dechert, Price & Rhoads, Philadelphia, 1956-1976, vice president, general counsel, director, 1976-1977. Group vice president, general counsel, director Rohm and Haas Company, 1977-1993. Counsel Dechert Price & Rhoads, 1994—2001.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1956.


    • Editor: The Business Lawyer, 1982-1983.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors American Cancer Society, 1982-1995. Trustee Smith College, 1991-2001. President Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association, 2001-2003.

    Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1950-1953. Member American Bar Association (chairman corporation and business law section 1984-1985), American Law Institute (council member), Defender Association of Philadelphia (vice president, board directors 1982-1995), Merion Cricket Club, Lemon Bay Club.


    • Son of; married Mary Corcoran, June 4, 1955. Children: Jane Kennedy, Kate, Thomas, Michael.
    • father: William John Son
    • mother: Gerda Maria (Subakova) Son
    • spouse: Mary Corcoran
    • children: Jane Kennedy Subak
    • Kate Subak
    • Thomas Subak
    • Michael Subak
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    Born April 19, 1929
    Died January 28, 2007
    (aged 77)