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Franklin Luther Best

Franklin Luther Best, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1970.

Background

  • Best, Franklin Luther was born on December 14, 1945 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Franklin L. and Hazel M. (Yearick) Best.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1970. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1994.

    Career

    • Associate MacCoy, Evans & Lewis, Philadelphia, 1970—1974. Assistant counsel Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1974—1977, assistant general counsel, 1978—1984, associate general counsel, 1985—1999, managing Corporate Counsel, 1999—2004, managing Corporate Counsel, secretary, since 2004. Counsel, assistant secretary Penn Insurance and Annuity Company, 1983—1996, counsel, secretary, since 1996.

      Lecturer Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1976-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1970.

    Works

    • Author: Pennsylvania Insurance Law, 1991, 3d edition, 2005, Co-Author: Life and Health Insurance Law, 2nd. Edition, 2008. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Board directors Center City South Neighborhood Association, 1979-1980, president, 1978-1979. Member Committee of Seventy, 1978-1984. Secretary Washington Square Association, 1977-1987.

    Member 30th Ward Republican Executive Committee, 1972-1984, West Pikeland Township Open Spaces Committee, 1987-1999, chair, 1995-1999, planning commission, since 1994, chair, since 1996. Member of American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, International Claim Association (executive committee 1979-1981, 1985-1988, secretary 1995—2000, executive committee since 1995, president 2002-2003, treasurer 2005-2010), Yale Club Philadelphia.

    Connections

    • Married Kimberly R., May 1, 1982.
    • father: Franklin L. Best
    • mother: Hazel M. (Yearick) Best
    • spouse: Kimberly R.
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    Born December 14, 1945
    (age 71)
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