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John Francis Gough, American Lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1961, New Jersey 1994, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1961, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967.


Gough, John Francis was born on November 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Joseph and Honora Veronica (Garrity) Gough.


AB cum laude, St. Joseph's University, 1957. Juris Doctor, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1960.


Associate, Erskine, Barbieri & Sheer, Philadelphia, 1960-1965;associate, White and Williams, Philadelphia, 1965-1968;partner, White and Williams, 1968-1980;partner, Toll, Ebby & Gough, Philadelphia, 1980-1987;partner, chairman corporation department, Abrahams & Loewenstein, Philadelphia, 1987-1988;partner, Hoyle, Morris & Kerr, Philadelphia, 1988-1992;partner, Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia, 1992-1998;co-chair business bankruptcy section, Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia, 1998;partner, Hoyle, Morris & Kerr LLP, Philadelphia, since 1998. Executive Committee Eastern Dist Bankruptcy Conference, since 1989. Faculty co-chairman and lecturer Temple Graduate School Law C.L.E. Program, 1989-1992.

Lecturer University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, Temple Law School, since 1990.


President Highfield School Parent-Teachers Association, Plymouth, Pennsylvania, 1966-1968, Greene Towne Montessori School, Philadelphia, 1979-1980. Chairman Penjerdel region, member national executive committee Yale Law School Association, since 2002. Member executive committee, secretary Schuylkill River Development Corporation, since 2000.

Chairman Tidal Schuylkill River Master Plan Task Force. Former president Rittenhouse Savoy Owners Association, 2005-2010. Member Center City Residents Association, Philadelphia, since 2005.

Member Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Law Institute, Philadelphia Bar Association (president Junior Bar Association 1964-1965), Hospital Attorneys Southeast Pennsylvania (president 1977-1979), American Bankruptcy Institute (board certified in business bankruptcy), Yale Club Philadelphia.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, gardening, exercise.


Married Natalie Smith, March 8, 1984. Children: David, Robert, J. Joseph II, Richard, Jonathan, Kristin.