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J. Nelson Happy Edit Profile

Law school dean , legal educator

J. Nelson Happy, American legal educator, law school dean. Bar: Missouri 1967, New York 1985, Pennsylvania 1989, District of Columbia 1993, Virginia 1993. Served to major United States Army Reserve.

Background

Happy, J. Nelson was born on October 12, 1943 in Lawrence, Kansas, United States. Son of Jack Milton and Pauline M. (Gowans) Happy.

Education

Syracuse University (Bachelor of Science, 1964). Columbia University (Juris Doctor, 1967).

Career

Partner, Dietrich, Davis, Dicus, Rowlands & Schmitt, Kansas City, Missoury, 1967-1976; partner, Happy, Cooling & Herbers, Kansas City, Missoury, 1977-1984; general counsel, Red Apple Companies, New York City, 1984-1986; chief operating officer, United Refining Company, Warren, Pennsylvania, 1986-1988; with, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, New York City, 1988-1991; chairman, First Chesapeake Corporation, 1991-1993; dean, Regent U. School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, since 1993.

Achievements

  • Bar: Missouri 1967, New York 1985, Pennsylvania 1989, District of Columbia 1993, Virginia 1993.

Membership

Served to major United States Army Reserve.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: aviation.

Connections

Married Jeanne Huber. Children: Adrienne Claire, James Matthews, Julian William Charles.

father:
Jack Milton Happy

mother:
Pauline M. (Gowans) Happy

spouse:
Jeanne Huber

child:
James Matthews Happy

child:
Adrienne Claire Happy

child:
Julian William Charles Happy