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educator , Lawyer

James Joseph Gallagher, American educator, lawyer. Recipient Distinguished Teacher award University Pennsylvania, 1959; scroll of appreciation American College Life Underwriters, 1965; Outstanding Education award Beta Nu, Drexel U., 1966-1967; Pedagogue award Commerce and Engineering School, Drexel U., 1968; Outstanding Achievement award Senior Class, Drexel U., 1968; Pre-Junior Class Appreciation award Drexel U., 1969, Lindback award.


Gallagher, James Joseph was born on November 6, 1926 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James Joseph and Grace (McCarthy) Gallagher.


Bachelor of Arts, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1953.


Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1954. Assistant professor Wharton School Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, 1952-1962. Assistant to director, joint committee continuing legal education American Law Institute and American Bar Association, 1962-1963.

Vice president Public Fidelity Life Insurance Company, 1963-1965. Professor, head law department Drexel U., Philadelphia, 1965-1979. Consultant in field.


Member Lynnewood Park Civic Association. Served with Army of the United States, 1945-1946. Member Am Contract Bridge League (life master), Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Gamma Museum.

Clubs: Lawyers (Philadelphia).


Married Mary Diane Bechtel, February 14, 1953. Children: Kevin, Sean, Kerry.

James Joseph Gallagher

Grace (McCarthy) Gallagher

Mary Diane Bechtel

Kevin Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Sean Gallagher