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Henry Thompson Reath, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1949. Recipient Learned Hand award, American Jewish Committee, 1985.


Reath, Henry Thompson was born on December 11, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts, 1942). University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Laws, 1948).


Worked at Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1949, Pennsylvania. The firm was founded in Philadelphia in 1904 by Russell Duane, Roland S. Morris and Stevens Heckscher.

As the practice has expanded, offices have been added throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm's practice is devoted to the representation of businesses, both publicly held and privately owned, and individuals with business and personal issues. The firm serves as general counsel to companies located or doing business in the commercial centers of the Mid-Atlantic region, and also represents many large national and international enterprises.

In addition to corporate and individual clients, the firm represents trade associations, educational and healthcare institutions, charities and religious organizations.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1949.


Fellow: American Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association (chairman board governors 1970-1971, Fidelity Bank award 1974), Philadelphia Bar Foundation (trustee 1981), Pennsylvania Bar Association (house delegations, judicial administration committee, chairman, subcommittee supreme court 1983), American Judicature Society (board directors 1972-1977, Herbert Harley award 1982).


Married Elinor Williams. 5 children.

Elinor Williams