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John Whitney Pettit

John Whitney Pettit, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965. Fellow American Bar Foundation (life); member American Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, Visiting Nurse Association Washington (chair, board directors 1990-1995), Metropolitan Club, Chevy Chase (Maryland) Club, Talbot (Maryland) Country Club.

Background

  • Pettit, John Whitney was born on March 20, 1935 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Manson Bowers and Dagny Bernice (Rudback) Pettit.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Duke University, 1957. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1960.

    Career

    • General counsel Federal Communications Commission, 1972-1974. Associate Hamel & Park, Washington, 1963-1967, partner, 1967-1972. General counsel Federal Communications Commission, 1972-1974.

      Partner Hamel & Park, 1974-1988, managing partner, 1978-1980, 86-88, Hopkins & Sutter, Washington, 1988-1994. Partner Drinker Biddle & Reath, 1994-1999, partner-in-charge, 1995-1999, managing partner, 1996-1999, counsel, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965.

    Membership

    Fellow American Bar Foundation (life). Member American Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, Visiting Nurse Association Washington (chair, board directors 1990-1995), Metropolitan Club, Chevy Chase (Maryland) Club, Talbot (Maryland) Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Anne McCullough, January 20, 1939. Children: John Whitney, Jennifer Read.
    • father: Manson Bowers Pettit
    • mother: Dagny Bernice (Rudback) Pettit
    • spouse: Anne McCullough
    • children: John Whitney Pettit
    • Jennifer Read Pettit
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