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chief justice supreme court Pennsylvania

Henry Xavier O'Brien, chief justice supreme court Pennsylvania. member of faculty Duquesne U. School Law, 1945-1960.

Background

O'Brien, Henry Xavier was born on November 29, 1903 in Pittsburgh. Son of Patrick Joseph and Delia Gertrude (Clougherty) O'Brien.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Duquesne University, 1925. Juris Doctor, 1928; Doctor of Laws (honorary), 1956. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Francis College, 1967.

Doctor of Laws, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1981.

Career

Private practice, Pittsburgh, 1929—1947. Assistant district attorney, 1942—1947. Member faculty Duquesne University School Law, 1945—1960, judge Court Common Pleas 5th Judicial District Pennsylvania, 1947—1962.

Justice Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, 1962—1983. Chief justice, 1980—1983. Senior counsel Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay, Pittsburgh, 1983—1990.

Achievements

  • Bar: Pennsylvania 29.

Membership

Member of faculty Duquesne U. School Law, 1945-1960.

Connections

Married Caroline Nuttall, July 5, 2028 (deceased 1953). Children: Henry Xavier, Carolyn Ann O'Brien Staley. Married Rosemary Hager, August 25, 1956.

father:
Patrick Joseph O'Brien

mother:
Delia Gertrude (Clougherty) O'Brien

spouse:
Rosemary Hager

spouse:
Caroline Nuttall

child:
Henry Xavier O'Brien

child:
Carolyn Ann O'Brien Staley O'Brien