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Paul Stephen Cherry

Paul Stephen Cherry, American lawyer. Recipient Annual recognition Women Against Abuse, Philadelphia, 1986.


  • Cherry, Paul Stephen was born on October 6, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Herbert Isdor and Toby (Ring) Cherry.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Temple University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Widener University, 1982.


    • Science teacher Central. High School, Philadelphia, 1966-1967. Instructor physiology Regional School Nursing, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, 1967-1968.

      Teacher natural science Sir Sanford Fleming College, Peterborough, 1968-1969. Sanitarian Department Public Health, Philadelphia, 1972-1973, Chester County Health Department, West Chester, 1974-1979. Private practice law Wayne, 1983-1995.

      Assistant public defender 20th Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1998—2001, 12th Judicial Circuit, Sarasota, since 2005. Senior attorney child welfare services Florida DCF, 2001—2003.

    Major achievements

    • Pennsylvania 1983, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1983, United States Court Appeals (3d and federal circuits) 1983, United States Court International Trade 1983, United States Court Claims 1983, United States Tax Court 1983, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1986, United States Court Veterans Appeals 1995, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1996, Florida 1997. Registered sanitarian.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Operating engineer Sound and Light Show at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 1961-1982. Board directors History Society of the United States, District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1985-1995. Member traffic committee Tredyffrin Township, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, 1991.

    Fellow Lawyers in Mensa (main line coordinator 1985-1995). Member Pennsylvania Bar Association, B'nai B'rith (president Freedom Valley Lodge, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 1992-1995).



    Classical music, acoustics, computers, pipe organ constrn.


    • Married Hilary Kirwan, April 8, 1972.
    • father: Herbert Isdor Cherry
    • mother: Toby (Ring) Cherry
    • spouse: Hilary Kirwan
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    Born October 6, 1943
    (age 74)