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John Thomas Biezup

John Thomas Biezup, American lawyer.


  • Biezup, John Thomas was born on June 25, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank W. and Nellie (Moroski) Biezup.

  • Education

    • Graduate cum laude, Wyoming Seminary, 1947. Bachelor of Science with honors., United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1955.


    • Associate Rawle & Henderson, Philadelphia, 1958-1963, partner, 1964-1979, Palmer Biezup & Henderson, Philadelphia, 1979-1994. Permanent member Judicial Conference 3d Circuit Court Appeals, Philadelphia, 1971-1994. Emeritus trustee Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, Operation Smile, Philadelphia chapter.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1959, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1959, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977, United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania 1987, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1993, Maryland 1994, United States District Court Maryland 1992, New York, New Jersey 1994, United States District Court (eastern and southern district) New York 1994, United States District Court New Jersey.


    • Member board advisory editors The Maritime Law Journal, Tulane University, 1983-1994. Associate editor American Maritime Cases, 1987-1994. Member board advisors, maritime advisor Court Case Digest, 1991-1994.

      Contributor articles to professional Journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1957. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association Maritime Law Association (executive committee, board directors 1990-1993, Maritime Advisor of the United States), Port Philadelphia Maritime Society, Association Marine Average Adjusters United States, Association Average Adjusters Great Britain, Union League, Merion Cricket Club, Trucking Industry Defense Association (founder, board directors 1993-1994), Yale Club of New York, Westmoreland Club (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), Downdown Club (Philadelphia).



    Turkey hunting, fly fishing, trout fishing, gardening, travel.


    • Married Georgia M. Medley, August 20, 1959. Children: Jennifer L., Laura M., Mark A.
    • father: Frank W. Biezup
    • mother: Nellie (Moroski) Biezup
    • spouse: Georgia M. Medley
    • children: Jennifer L. Biezup
    • Laura M. Biezup
    • Mark A. Biezup
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    Died July 23, 1994
    (aged 65)