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Gordon Cavanaugh

Gordon Cavanaugh, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1954, District of Columbia 1988. Chair Cooperative Housing Foundation.


  • Cavanaugh, Gordon was born on April 3, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Gordon Aloysius and Margaret Cecelia (McNulty) Cavanaugh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Fordham College, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1953. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, Pennsylvania.


    • Private practice law, 1953-1957, 59-66. Assistant city solicitor City of Philadelphia, 1957-1960. Commissioner licenses and inspections, 1966-1967.

      Housing director, 1968-1971. Executive director Housing Assistance Council, Inc., Washington, 1972-1977. Administrator Farmers Home Administration, 1977-1981.

      Partner Reno and Cavanaugh, Washington, since 1981. Also counsel to The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1954, District of Columbia 1988.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chair Cooperative Housing Foundation.


    • Married Joan McNichol, February 6, 1960. Children: Gordon A., Ann, Sean, Barbara.
    • father: Gordon Aloysius Cavanaugh
    • mother: Margaret Cecelia (McNulty) Cavanaugh
    • spouse: Joan McNichol
    • children: Gordon A. Cavanaugh
    • Ann Cavanaugh
    • Sean Cavanaugh
    • Barbara Cavanaugh
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