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Stephen Girard Lax

lawyer , business executive.

Stephen Girard Lax, lawyer, business executive. Decorated Bronze Star with V and oak leaf cluster; recipient Ames Competition prize Harvard Law School, 1948.


Lax, Stephen Girard was born on October 11, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry K. and Mildred (Goldschild) Lax.


Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Swarthmore College, 1941. Juris Doctor, Harvard, 1948. Postgraduate University of California, Berkeley, 1940, National U. Mexico, 1941, American U., 1949.


Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1949. Practice corporation law, Washington, from 1949. Co-founder, Chairman of the Board SGL Industries Company, Inc., Haddonfield, New Jersey, 1956-1976, president, 1961-1976.

President, director Refractory Metals Corporation (Pennsylvania), 1955-1963. Secretary, director Magnetics, Inc., Butler, Pennsylvania, 1953-1956. Chairman of the Board American Research and Manufacturing Corporation, Rockville, Maryland., 1958-1965, Alpha Properties, Inc., Westville, New Jersey, 1960-1976, Modular Molding Corporation, West Trenton, New Jersey, 1961-1963, Delta Plastics Company, Somerdale, New Jersey, 1958-1974, Reinforced Plastics, Inc., Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1963-1976, H & R Block Plastics Industries, Inc., Nazareth, Pennsylvania, 1963-1976, Homalite Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, 1964-1976, B & S Screw Machine Products, Inc., Glenolden, Pennsylvania, 1965-1976, Mercury Packaging Machinery Corporation, Westville, New Jersey, 1966-1976, Modern Hard Chrome Service Company, Camden, New Jersey, 1967-1976, Dependable Printed Circuit Corporation, Wayne, New Jersey, 1967-1976, G-L Microwave Corporation, Wayne, 1968-1970, Galaxie Manufacturing Company, Inc., Wilmington, also Newport, Delaware, 1968-1976, Du-Mor Hard Chrome Company, Pennsauken, New Jersey, 1969-1976, Modern Creative Corporation, Elmwood Park, New Jersey, 1969-1976, General Grinding Wheel Corporation, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1971-1976, Batteries Manufacturing Company, Detroit, 1974-1976.

Director Revere Mutual Fund, Philadelphia, Teleflex, Inc., N. Wales, Pennsylvania Trustee, Trenton State College, 1968-1970. Chairman of the Board mgrs. Swarthmore College; board of managers Cooper Hospital, Camden.


Served from private to captain, infantry United States Army, 1941-1946. Member American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Bar Association District of Columbia, Military Order World Wars, 75th Infantry Division Association (nat. judge advisory 1954-1955), American Academy Political and Social Science, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi. Clubs: Harvard, Downtown (Philadelphia).


Married Frances R. Reiner, June 1, 1947. Children: Jonathan R., Stephen Girard, Andrew R., Charles Reiner.

Harry K. Lax

Mildred (Goldschild) Lax

Frances R. Reiner

Jonathan R. Lax

Stephen Girard Lax

Andrew R. Lax

Charles Reiner Lax