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Lawyer

Helen Sporn Chait, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1938, Pennsylvania 1953. Trustee, secretary board, executive committee, Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), since 1970;trustee, secretary board Philadelphia General Hospital Research Fund, 1966-1976. Member American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association (chairman local government committee 1965), Locust Club.

Background

Chait, Helen Sporn was born on January 6, 1914 in New York City. Daughter of Jacob Samuel and Bertha (Lax) Sporn.

Education

Bachelor, Barnard College, 1933. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1938.

Career

Assistant to reporter for property restatement, American Law Institute, New York City, 1938-1941;review attorney, New York State Labor Relations Board, New York City, 1941-1942;office of general counsel, Board of Economics Warfare, Washington, 1942-1943;associate, Root, Clark, Buckner and Ballantine, New York City, 1943-1946;associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, Friendly and Hamilton, New York City, 1946-1951;house counsel, N.W. Levin (investment manager), New York City, 1951-1953;deputy city solicitor, chief counsellor Law Department, City of Philadelphia, 1953-1959;chairman, Philadelphia Tax Review Board, 1960-1966;partner, Goodis, Greenfield, Narin and Mann, Philadelphia, 1966-1971;partner, Narin and Chait, Philadelphia, 1971-1989;of counsel, Krekstein, Wolfson & Krekstein, Philadelphia, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1938, Pennsylvania 1953.

Membership

Trustee, secretary board, executive committee, Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), since 1970;trustee, secretary board Philadelphia General Hospital Research Fund, 1966-1976. Member American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association (chairman local government committee 1965), Locust Club.

Connections

Married Frederick Chait, September 22, 1938 (wid.

father:
Jacob Samuel Sporn

mother:
Bertha (Lax) Sporn

spouse:
Frederick Chait