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George Stephen Forde

George Stephen Forde, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1959, United States District Court, 1959, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1980. Dougherty fellow Villanova University.

Background

  • Forde, George Stephen was born on January 17, 1934 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of George Stephen and Catherine V. (Higgins) Forde.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, 1955. Juris Doctor, Villanova University, 1958.

    Career

    • Attorney, partner estates department Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, Philadelphia, since 1959. Lecturer in field of probate and taxation.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1959, United States District Court, 1959, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1980.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on probate and taxation to legal publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors, general counsel Men of Malvern (Pennsylvania), 1960-1991. Member Catholic Philopatrian Literature Institute, Philadelphia, since 1960. Board directors Chestnut Hill Community Association, 1983-1986, executive vice president, 1986.

    Board directors The Philadelphia Protectory, St. Francis' Homes for Boys, St. Joseph's Catholic Home for Girls, St. John Neumann Nursing Home, St. Joseph's House, Irish Heritage Presby. Foundation, Martin de Porres Foundation, Congregation of Mission in Germantown, St. John Vianney Hospital, Immaculate Mary Home, St. Vincents Services for Women and Children, Interfaith Council on the Holocaust, since 1977, secretary, co-chairman. Fellow American College Trusts and Estates Counsel.

    Member National Association College and University Attorneys, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association (former chairman probate section taxation committee, board governors), Volunteer Lawyers for Arts, Diocesan Attorneys Association (executive committee), Friendly Sons St. Patrick, Serra Club (trustee, past president Philadelphia chapter), Pro-Life Lawyers Guild, Irish American Partnership, Brehen Law Society.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Marie Vizard, February 16, 1963. Children: George S., III, John T., Anne-Marie K., Siobhan C.
    • father: George Stephen Forde
    • mother: Catherine V. (Higgins) Forde
    • spouse: Joan Marie Vizard
    • children: George S. Forde
    • III Forde
    • John T. Forde
    • Anne-Marie K. Forde
    • Siobhan C. Forde
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    Nationality

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