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Thomas Edward Headrick

Thomas Edward Headrick, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Connecticut 1960, California 1962. Named to, Franklin and Marshall Sports Hall of Fame, 2002. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Headrick, Thomas Edward was born on June 28, 1933 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Lewis Barnard and Marian Elizabeth Headrick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Franklin and Marshall College, 1955. Bachelor of Literature, Oxford University, England, 1958. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1960.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1975.


    • Assistant director Ansonia Redevelopment Agency, Connecticut, 1959-1960. Law clerk to justice Washington State Supreme Court, Olympia, 1960-1961. Associate firm Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, San Francisco, 1961-1964.

      Management consultant Emerson Consultant, London, 1964-1966, Baxter, McDonald & Company, Berkeley, California, 1966-1967. Assistant dean Stanford University Law School, 1967-1970. Vice president academy affairs Lawrence University, 1970-1976.

      Dean law school University at Buffalo, 1976-1985, professor law, 1976—2010, interim dean arts and letters faculty, 1990, distinguished service professor, since 1993, provost, 1995-1999, senior counselor to president, 1999, interim dean architecture and planning, 1999. Consultant National Endowment of the Humanities, National Science Foundation. Legal commentator Station WKBW-television, 1978-1980.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Connecticut 1960, California 1962.



    Member Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Mary Margaret Shontz, June 27, 1957. Children– Trevor, Todd.
    • father: Lewis Barnard
    • mother: Marian Elizabeth Headrick
    • spouse: Mary Margaret Shontz
    • children: Trevor Headrick
    • Todd Headrick
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