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lawyer , bank and corporate executive

John Thomas Connor, American bank and corporate executive, lawyer. Bar: New York 1939. Recipient Presidential certificate of merit, 1948; New Jersey Brotherhood award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1959; Jefferson medal New Jersey Patent Law Association, 1962; Harvard Business Club award, 1965; named New Jersey Business Statesman of Year, 1964; recipient Public Services award Advertising Council, 1967.

Background

Connor, John Thomas was born on November 3, 1914 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Michael J. and Mary (Sullivan) Connor.

Education

AB magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1936. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1939. Doctor of Science, Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1959.

Doctor of Science, Hahnemann Medical College, 1964. Doctor of Laws, Rutgers University, 1964. Doctor of Humane Letters, Ohio Northern University, 1965.

Doctor of Laws, St. Louis University, 1965. Doctor of Laws, Boston College, 1965. Doctor of Laws, Syracuse University, 1965.

Doctor of Laws, Manhattan College, 1967. Doctor of Laws, Mount Mary College, 1967. Doctor of Laws, New Jersey College Medicine and Dentistry, 1967.

Doctor of Laws, St. Peters College, 1968. Doctor of Laws, Pratt Institute, 1969. Doctor of Laws, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1973.

DE, Stevens Institute, 1976.

Career

Associate, Cravath, deGersdorff, Swaine & Wood, 1939-1942; general counsel, Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1942-1944; counsel, Office Naval Research also special assistant to secretary navy, Office Naval Research, 1945-1947; general attorney, Merck & Company, Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1947; secretary, Merck & Company, Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1947-1951; counsel, Merck & Company, Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1947-1953; vice president, Merck & Company, Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1950-1955; president, chief Executive officer, Merck & Company, Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, 1955-1965; United States secretary commerce, 1965-1967; president, Allied Chemical Corporation, 1967-1968; chief Executive officer, Allied Chemical Corporation, 1968-1979; chairman, Allied Chemical Corporation, 1969-1979; retired chairman, Schroders, Inc., New York City. Member business county Council Foreign Rels.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1939.

Membership

Trustee Syracuse University Served to captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1944-1945. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Mary O'Boyle, June 22, 1940. Children: John Thomas, Geoffrey, Lisa Forrestal.

father:
Michael J. Connor

mother:
Mary (Sullivan) Connor

spouse:
Mary O'Boyle

child:
Lisa Forrestal Connor

child:
Geoffrey Connor

child:
John Thomas Connor