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Thomas Galvin Dignan, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1964, United States District Court (western district) New York 1965, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1966, United States District Court (northern and eastern districts) New York 1982. Named Citizen of Year Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, 1989.


Dignan, Thomas Galvin was born on March 1, 1934 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of John Joseph and Helen T. (Tehen) Dignan.


Bachelor with highest honors, University Connecticut, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1963.


Worked at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP (Garden City, NY) specializing in General Practice including Environmental, Health Services, Labor and Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1964, New York. Member: New York State and American Bar Associations.

(Also at Rochester, N.Y. Office). Nixon Hargrave, founded in Rochester, N.Y., in 1875, is the largest law firm in New York State outside New York City. In addition to a full service commercial and selective personal practice, the firm offers services in complex multijurisdictional matters involving environmental issues.

Labor, discrimination and employee benefits. Health services; project finance. Technology and intellectual property.

Real estate; banking and lending. Litigation; franchising. And issues facing multinational entities, both in the United States. and worldwide.


Vice-chairman Rochester Conservation Board, 1975-1978. President, chairman Genesee Valley Arts Organization, Rochester, 1979-1983. President Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, 1987-1989.

Member Manroh County Fair Employment Practices Committee, 1981-1984. With United States Navy, 1952-1956, Korea. Member American Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Oak Hill Country Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, golf.