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Thomas Emery Quay

Thomas Emery Quay, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1964. Recipient Commendation award, Main Line Young Men’s Christian Association, 1984.


  • Quay, Thomas Emery was born on April 3, 1934 in Cleveland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities magna cum laude (University scholar), Princeton University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws (University scholar), University Pennsylvania, 1963.


    • Associate Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, Philadelphia, 1963-1965. With William H. Rorer, Inc., Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, since 1965, secretary, counsel, 1974-1979, vice president, general counsel, secretary, 1979-1988. Vice president legal planning and administration Rorer Group, 1988-1990.

      Counsel Reed Smith Shaw and McClay, Philadelphia, 1991-1993. Vice president, general counsel Athena Institute, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1964.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board directors Main Line Young Men’s Christian Association, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1971-1973, chairman board, 1972-1973. Editor 10th Reunion Book Princeton Class of 1956, 1966, 25th Reunion Book, since 1981, class secretary, 1966-1971, class vice president, 1971-1981, president, 1981-1986. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1960.

    Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (chairman law section 1983), Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association (chairman legislation committee, member executive committee 1991-1993), Philadelphia Drug Exchange (chairman legislation committee 1975-1978), Cannon Club of Princeton University, Sharswood Law Club of University Pennsylvania, Princeton Club of Philadelphia.


    • Son of Harold Emery and Esther Ann (Thomas) Q. Divorced; children: Martha Wyndham, Glynis Cobb, Eliza Emery. Married Winnifred B. Cutler, May 13, 1989.
    • father: Harold Emery Quay
    • mother: Esther Ann (Thomas) Quay
    • spouse: Winnifred B. Cutler
    • children: Martha Wyndham Quay
    • Glynis Cobb Quay
    • Eliza Emery Quay
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    Born April 3, 1934