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Charles Klein, American judge. Law school building Temple University named in his honor. Recipient University Distinguished Alumni award; Robert L. Johnson award; Lucien Moss Home award; Clair Post American Legion Honor award; B'nai B'rith Mid-City Lodge Civic award; named in his honor Temple University School of Law, 1959.


Klein, Charles was born on September 16, 1900 in Atlantic City. Son of Samuel and Esther (Grun) Klein.


Bachelor of Laws, Temple University, 1921. Doctor of Laws, Temple University, 1949. Postgraduate, Villanova University Extension School, 1922.

Doctor of Laws, Franklin and Marshall College, 1959. Doctor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1967. Doctor of Laws, La Salle College, 1968.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Dickinson College, 1960. Juris Doctor, St. Joseph's College, 1961. Doctor of Civil Law, Bucknell University, 1963.


Since practiced in, Philadelphia. Special counsel Pennsylvania Department Banking, 1927-1931. Special deputy attorney general, 1931-1934.

Judge Orphans Court, Philadelphia, 1934-1952, president judge, since 1952. North lecturer Franklin and Marshall College, 1940. Acting dean Temple University School Law, 1941-1942.

Governor's counsel Public Service Commission Investigation. Counsel Joint Legislation Committee investigating milk industry in Pennsylvania. Special assistant OPA.

Special adviser Republic of Cuba.


  • Law school building Temple University named in his honor.


Past president Jewish Hospital, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Family Welfare Council. Past vice president Albert Einstein Medical Center. Former director many philanthropic and civic organizations.

Trustee, honorary chancellor Temple University. Member of Caveat (Philadelphia), Socialegal (Philadelphia), Midday (Philadelphia).


Married Rosalie S. Benson, June 30, 1933. 1 son, Richard Benson.

Samuel Klein

Esther (Grun) Klein

Rosalie S. Benson