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Sidney DeLong Kline

Sidney DeLong Kline, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1956, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967. Recipient Doran award, United Way Berks County, 1978, Richard J. Caron Community Service award, Caron Foundation, 1993, Thun Community Service award, 1995, William Strong Community Service award, 2002.

Background

  • Kline, Sidney DeLong was born on March 25, 1932 in West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Sidney D. and Leona Clarice (Barkalow) Kline.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Dickinson College, 1954. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dickinson College, 1998. Bachelor of Laws, The Dickinson Law School, 1956.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), The Dickinson Law School, 1994.

    Career

    • Associate Stevens & Lee, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1958-1962, partner, shareholder, 1963-1997, president, 1977-1993, chairman, 1993-1997, counsel, since 1998. Board directors Reading Eagle Company. With United States Army, 1956-1958.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1956, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    President United Way Berks County, Reading, 1972—1974, campaign chairman, 1986. Board directors Reading Center City Development Fund, 1976—1998, president, 1992—1997. Board directors Greater Berks Development Fund, since 1998.

    Governor Dickinson School Law, since 1978, secretary, 1988—2003. Trustee Dickinson College, since 1979, chairman, 1990—1998. Fellow: Berks County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, National Society Fund Raising Executives (Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser Greater Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter 1992), American College Trust and Estate Council, Club at Pelican Bay (Naples, Florida), Moselem Springs Golf Club (Fleetwood, Pennsylvania), Berkshire Country Club (Reading).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Phyllis James, December 31, 1955. Children: Allison S. McCanney, Leslie S. Davidson, Lisa P. Gallen.
    • father: Sidney D. Kline
    • mother: Leona Clarice (Barkalow) Kline
    • spouse: Barbara Phyllis James
    • children: Allison S. McCanney Kline
    • Leslie S. Davidson Kline
    • Lisa P. Gallen Kline
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