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Thomas Hart, American lawyer.


Hart, Thomas was born on November 24, 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Byerly and Ida Virginia (Hill) Hart.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Pennsylvania, 1916, Bachelor of Laws, 1929.


; children—Margaret Newbold (Mistress John Kapp Clark, M.D.) (deceased), Thomas (deceased). Married second, Virginia Dilkes Harrison, June 25, 1960. With J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Trust Company, Cadbury, Ellis & Haines, bankers, Philadelphia, 1961-1924.

Director Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 1924-1929. General practice law, 1929-1975. Senior partner, then counsel Hart, Childs, Hepburn, Ross & Putnam.

Chairman, Board Of Directors Charles F. Kellom & Company Board of directors Institute for Cancer Research, Inc. Board of managers Ludwick Institute. Trustee Young Man’s Institute.

Vice president, board of managers Spring Garden College. Past president, board directors Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Vice president, trustee American Oncologic Hospital, Lankenau Hospital.

Trustee emeritus, past president Episcopal Academy. President Magee Memorial Hospital for Convalescents. Board of managers, past president Preston Maternity Hospital.

President Independence Hall Association. Board directors, past president Philadelphia Charity Ball, Inc.


  • Other Work

    • Author: A Record of the Hart Family of Philadelphia (1735-1920), public privately, 1920. Volume 2, A History of the Schuylkill Fishing Company of the State-In-Schuylkill, 1888-1932, public privately, 1932.


Served with United States Army, World War I. Member 1st Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, Pennsylvania National Guard. Member Swedish Colonial Society, American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia bar associations, Juristic Society, Colonial Society Pennsylvania (council, past governor), S.R. (past president, honorary president Pennsylvania), Society War of 1812 (vice president), Military Order of Loyal Legion United States (honorary), Society Colonial Wars (council, past governor Pennsylvania), Sons of Copper Beeches, Baker Street Irregulars, Delta Psi.

Clubs: Sharswood Law, Socialegal, Mask and Wig (past president) (University of Pennsylvania).


Married Margaret Newbold Smith, May 15, 1918 (deceased.; married second, Virginia Dilkes Harrison, June 25, 1960. Children: Margaret Newbold (Mistress John Kapp Clark, M.D.) (deceased), Thomas (deceased).

Charles Byerly Hart

Ida Virginia (Hill) Hart

Virginia Dilkes Harrison

Margaret Newbold Smith

Thomas Hart (deceased)

M.D.) (deceased) Hart

Margaret Newbold (Mistress John Kapp Clark Hart