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I.B. Sinclair

I.B. Sinclair, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1959, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965.


  • Sinclair, I.B. was born on June 19, 1933 in Pittsburgh. Son of I.B. and Emily A. Sinclair.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Dickinson University, 1958.


    • Private practice matrimonial law Delaware County, State College, Pennsylvania, 1959-1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1959, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965.


    • Member editorial staff Ad Absurdum, 1994-1996. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

    Denomination: Methodist


    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.


    Board directors Defenders of Wildlife, 1977-1986, vice chair, 1984-1986, member executive committee, 1979-1982, 84-86. Chairman Wildlife Information Center, Inc., 1986-1989, member advisory board, 1989-1991. President Pennsylvania Resources Council, 1980-1982, vice president, 1979-1980, member executive committee, 1986-1990, director emeritus, since 1997.

    Member executive committee Coalition for Scenic Beauty, 1986-1988. Board directors Concerned Area Residents for Preservation of Tinicum Marsh, 1978-1980. Treasurer Committee for Dove Protection, since 1975.

    Member executive committee Pennsylvania Council to Abolish the Penalty of Death, 1960-1985. Legal counsel Keystone Trails Association, 1984-1990, president, 1990-1994. Captain United States Army Reserve, 1959-1967.

    Fellow American Academy Matrimonial Lawyers (board examiners Pennsylvania chapter 1984-1998, parliamentarian 1990-1992, treasurer 1992-1993, secretary 1993-1994, president 1997-1998). Member American Civil Liberties Union, Wilderness Society, Public Citizen Inc., Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Friends of the Earth, League of Conservation Voters, Save the Redwoods League, Northern Environmental Council, Greenpeace Foundation, Pennsylvania Bar Association (board governors 1966-1967, chairman unauthorized practice committee 1972-1975), Delaware County Bar Association (judge pro tempore 1996-1997), Eastern Packard Club, Studebaker Club, Classic Car Club American, Pennsylvania Prison Society, Pennsylvania State Alumni Association (life), Omicron Delta Kappa.



    History, hiking, cross country skiing, canoeing, conservation.


    • 1 child, Meredith Armstrong Sinclair.
    • father: I.B. Sinclair
    • mother: Emily A. Sinclair
    • child: Meredith Armstrong Sinclair
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    Born June 19, 1933