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William Hendricks Yohn,

William Hendricks Yohn, American Federal judge. Bar: Pennsylvania 1961, United States District Court District of Columbia 1961. Board of directors Greater Pottstown Drug Abuse Prevention Program, 1970-1976, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, 1974-1995, chairman, 1984-1995. Corporal United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1960-1966. Member Pennsylvania Bar Association, Montgomery Bar Association (board directors 1967-1970).

Background

  • Yohn,, William Hendricks was born on November 20, 1935 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William H. and Dorothy C. (Cornelius) Yohn.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton University, 1957;Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1960.

    Career

    • Partner Wells Campbell Reynier & Yohn, Pottstown, 1961-1971. Member, chairman committees Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Harrisburg, 1968-1980. Partner Binder Yohn & Kalis, Pottstown, 1971-1981.

      Judge Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Norristown, 1981-1991, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania, 1991—2003, senior judge, since 2003. Assistant district attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney Office, 1962-1965. Instructor American Institute of Banking, 1963-1966.

      Board directors Federal Judicial Center, 1999-2003. Chair Third Circuit Committee on Model Criminal Jury Instrns, since 2004.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Board directors Greater Pottstown Drug Abuse Prevention Program, 1970-1976, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, 1974-1995, chairman, 1984-1995. Member executive committee Yale Law School Alumni Association, since 1998. Corporal United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1960-1966.

    Member Pennsylvania Bar Association, Montgomery Bar Association (board directors 1967-1970), Federal Judge Association.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Louise Kochel, March 16, 1963. Children: William H. III, Bradley G., Elizabeth Y. Lemmon.
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