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Benjamin Reath Neilson

Benjamin Reath Neilson, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1964. Secretary-treasurer Chanticleer Foundation, Wayne, Pennsylvania; Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, American College Estate & Trust Counsel,Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Neilson, Benjamin Reath was born on July 11, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry Rosengarten and Alberta (Reath) Neilson.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1963.

    Career

    • Law clerk to chief justice Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Philadelphia, 1963-1964. Associate Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, 1964-1971, partner, 1971—2008, senior counselor, since 2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1964.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Secretary-treasurer Chanticleer Foundation, Wayne, Pennsylvania. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, American College Estate & Trust Counsel,Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Judith Rawle, June 20, 1959 (divorced May 1983). Children: Benjamin R. Junior, Theodora C., Johanna K., Alberta R., Marshall R. Married Meta B. Grace, December 26, 1983.
    • father: Harry Rosengarten Neilson
    • mother: Alberta (Reath) Neilson
    • spouses: Judith Rawle
    • Meta B. Grace
    • children: Benjamin R. Junior Neilson
    • Theodora C. Neilson
    • Johanna K. Neilson
    • Alberta R. Neilson
    • Marshall R. Neilson
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