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John Thomas Biezup, American lawyer.


Biezup, John Thomas was born on June 25, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank W. and Nellie (Moroski) Biezup.


Graduate cum laude, Wyoming Seminary, 1947;Bachelor of Science with honors., United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, 1951;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1955.


Associate, Rawle & Henderson, Philadelphia, 1958-1963;partner, Rawle & Henderson, Philadelphia, 1964-1979;partner, Palmer Biezup & Henderson, Philadelphia, 1979-1994. Permanent member Judicial Conference 3d Circuit Court Appeals, Philadelphia, 1971-1994. Emeritus trustee Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Greater Philadelphia PhilosophyConsortium, Operation Smile, Philadelphia chapter.


Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1957. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association Maritime Law Association (executive committee, board directors 1990-1993, Maritime Advisor of the United States), Port Philadelphia Maritime Society, Association Marine Average Adjusters United States, Association Average Adjusters Great Britain, Union League, Merion Cricket Club, Trucking Industry Defense Association (founder, board directors 1993-1994), Yale Club of New York, Westmoreland Club (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), Downdown Club (Philadelphia).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: turkey hunting, fly fishing, trout fishing, gardening, traveling.


Married Georgia M. Medley, August 20, 1959. Children: Jennifer L., Laura M., Mark A.