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John Otis Honnold was American law educator. Bar: New York 1940, Pennsylvania 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1953. Guggenheim fellow, 1958; Fulbright senior research scholar University Paris, 1958; recipient Theberge award for contribution to Private International Law, American Bar Association, 1986; Lincoln Laureate, 1992.


Honnold, John Otis was born on December 5, 1915 in Kansas, Illinois, United States. Son of John Otis and Louretta (Wright) Honnold.


Bachelor, University Illinois, 1936. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1939. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Capital University, 1991.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Pace University, 1997.


Attorney firm, Wright, Gordon, Zachry & Parlin, New York City, 1939-1941;attorney firm, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1941;chief court review branch, OPA, 1942-1946;member of faculty, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1946-1969, 74-84;professor of law, University Pennsylvania Law School, 1952-1969, 74-84;professor emeritus, University of Pennsylvania Law School, since 1984;Arthur Goodhart professor science of law., U. Cambridge, 1982-1983. Member visiting faculty U. Beijing, 1984, U. Hawaii, 1986, U. Florida, 1988. Canterbury visiting fellow, New Zealand, 1986.

Lecturer United Nations seminar, Moscow, 1990, U. Stockholm, 1990. Chief international trade law branch United Nations. Secretary United Nations Commision on International Trade Law, 1969-1974.

Member of faculty law sessions Salzburg (Austria) Seminar American Studies, 1960, chairman, 1963, 66. Chief counsel Mississippi Office, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights under Law, 1965. United States delegate, member drafting committee diplomatic conference preparing uniform law for international sales of goods, The Hague, Holland, 1964.

United States del United Nations Commission International Trade Law, 1969, 77. United States delegate diplomatic conferences Convention Carriageof Goods by Sea, Hamburg, 1978, Contracts for International Sale of Goods, Vienna, 1980. General reporter 12th International Congress Comparative Law, 1986.


  • Bar: New York 1940, Pennsylvania 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1953.



Society de Legislation Comparée. American Friends Service Committee. Society of Friends.

  • Society de Legislation Comparée; American Friends Service Committee.; Society of Friends.


  • Other Interests

    Unification of commercial law, protection of civil rights. Music, sailing.


Married Annamarie Kunz, June 26, 1939. Children: Carol Honnold Davidon (deceased), Heidi Honnold Spencer, Edward.

John Otis Honnold

Louretta (Wright) Honnold

Annamarie Kunz

Carol Honnold Davidon Honnold (deceased)

Heidi Honnold Spencer Honnold

Edward Honnold