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John Whitney Pettit, American Lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965. Fellow American Bar Foundation (life); member American Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, Visiting Nurse Association Washington (chair, board directors 1990-1995), Metropolitan Club, Chevy Chase (Maryland.) Club, Talbot (Maryland.) Country Club.


Pettit, John Whitney was born on March 20, 1935 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Manson Bowers and Dagny Bernice (Rudback) Pettit.


Duke University (Bachelor of Arts, 1957). Georgetown University (Juris Doctor, 1960).


General counsel, Federal Communication Commission, 1972-1974;associate, Hamel & Park, Washington, 1963-1967;partner, Hamel & Park, Washington, 1967-1972;general counsel, Federal Communication Commission, Washington, 1972-1974;partner, Hamel & Park, Washington, 1974-1988;managing partner, Hamel & Park, Washington, 1978-1980, 86-88;managing partner, Hopkins & Sutter, Washington, 1988-1994;partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Washington, since 1994;partner-in-charge, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Washington, since 1995;managing partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Washington, since 1996.


Member, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1972-1980. Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Federal Communications and American Bar Associations. Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.


Married Anne McCullough, January 20, 1939. Children: John Whitney, Jennifer Read.