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David Charles Auten

David C. Auten, American lawyer, specializing in the field of. Member of Reed Smith Shaw & McClay.


Auten, David Charles was born on April 4, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Raymond and Emily Lillian (Dickel) Auten.


Bachelor, University of Pennsylvania, 1960;Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania, 1963.


Partner, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay (and predecessor), Philadelphia, since 1963.


Vice president Northeast Community Mental Health Center, 1971-1972. Vice chairman alumni annual giving University Pennsylvania, 1975-1977, 81-82, chairman, 1982-1984, trustee, 1977-1980, 83-88. President General Alumni Society, 1977-1980.

Chairman Benjamin Franklin Associates, 1975-1977, 81-82, board overseers School Arts and Sciences, 1983-1996. Trustee University Pennsylvania Health Systems, since 1995, Pennsylvania Medicine, since 2002, Springside School, 1985-1988, vice president, 1987-1988. President Society of College, 1975-1977.

Vice president Association Representatives for Educated Action, 1971-1979. Board managers Presbyterian-U. Pennsylvania Medical Center, since 1980, vice chairman, 1983-1985, 88-95, chairman, since 2002. Trustee Presbyterian Foundation for Philadelphia, 1986—2005, vice chairman, 1996-1998, chairman, 1998-2005.

Board managers Philadelphia City Institute, since 1981, treasurer, 1990-1999. Board directors Kearsley Home, 1974-2002, treasurer, 1990-1996, chairman, 1996-2002, since 2005. Board managers St. Peter's School, 1975-1988, president, 1978-1979.

Board directors Greater Philadelphia International Network, 1989-1994, Committee of Seventy, 1990-2003, Courtland Foundation, Del Pres Health Care Incorporated, New York Courtland Elder Services, chairman, 1998-2005. Member economic development committee Greater Philadelphia First Corporation. Rector's warden Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1996-2001.

Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (vice chairman real property section 1985-1987, chairman 1987-1988), American Land Title Association, Philadelphia Bar Association (vice chairman young lawyers section 1971-1972), Juristic Society (president), American College Real Estate Lawyers, Interfrat. Alumni Council University Pennsylvania (president 1970-1974), French American C. of Chamber (board directors since 1989), Phi Beta Kappa, Theta Xi (president 1974-1976, chairman foundation 1977-1986), Rittenhouse Club (president 1979-1982), Union League (board directors, vice president, president 1993-1994, chairman Lincoln Foundation 1996-2002), Fourth St. Club (board directors 1998-2000, 2005-2007), Philadelphia Club.


Married Suzanne Crozier Plowman, February 1, 1969. Children: Anne Crozier Wyman, Meredith Smedley.