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Harold E. Kohn, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Litigation. Member of Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C.


Kohn, Harold Elias was born on April 5, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph C. and Mayme (Rumm) Kohn.


AB, University of Pennsylvania, 1934;Bachelor of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, 1937;Doctor of Laws (honorary), Temple University, 1990.


Worked at Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) specializing in Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1938, Pennsylvania. 1972, District of Columbia.

Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Counsel to Governor of Pennsylvania, 1972. Special Counsel for Transit Matters, City of Philadelphia, 1952-1953.

1956-1962. Member, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 1972-1977. Member: Third Circuit Task Force on Court Awarded Attorneys' Fees. Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board, 1992—.

Judicial Inquiry and Review Board, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1973-1977. Trustee, Temple University, 1973-1981. 1983—; Trustee, University of Arts.

Member: Board of Consultors, Villanova University School of Law, 1971—. American Law Institute. Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1938, District of Columbia 1972.


Trustee Temple University, University of Arts. Board directors Wilma Theatre, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia Geriatric Center. Treasurer, board directors Kohn Foundation.

President, board directors Arronson Foundation, Lavine Foundation. Past board directors Philadelphia Psychiatric Center. Trustee, member executive committee Philadelphia Federation Jewish Agencies.

Past member executive committee United Jewish Appeal. Past vice president, board directors Philadelphia chapter American Civil Liberties Union. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, International Academy Trial Lawyers, Judicial Conference 3d Circuit, American Law Institute, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Edith Anderson, December 30, 1946. Children: Amy, Ellen, Joseph Carl.

Joseph C. Kohn

Mayme (Rumm) Kohn

Edith Anderson

Amy Kohn

Ellen Kohn

Joseph Carl Kohn