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Government official , Lawyer

Thomas George Meeker, American lawyer, former government official. Bar: Connecticut 1949. Recipient Arthur S. Flemming award, 1958.


Meeker, Thomas George was born on September 30, 1919 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Harbeck and Adeline (Medinger) Meeker.


Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1948.


Clerk trainee Surplus Marketing Administration, Department Agriculture, 1941. Intern National Institute Public Affairs, Washington, 1941-1942. Junior administrative assistant Board Economic Warfare, 1942.

Teaching assistant government Wesleyan University, also instructor Junior College Commerce, New Haven, and lecturer law Quinnipiac College, 1947-1954. Visiting lecturer law Duke, 1960-1961. Law clerk United States District Court, Connecticut, 1947-1949.

Associate firm Gumbart, Corbin, Tyler & Cooper, 1949-1954. Assistant general counsel Securities and Exchange Commission, 1954-1955, associate general counsel, 1955-1956, acting executive director, 1955, general counsel, 1956-1960. Partner firm Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, 1960-1970, Townsend, Elliott and Munson, Philadelphia, 1971-1973.

Private practice, 1973. Partner firm Stassen, Kostos & Mason, Philadelphia, since 1973.


  • Bar: Connecticut 1949.


Member corporation Philadelphia Crime Commission. Counsel New Haven Citizens Committee for Counsel Charter, 1953-1954. President Citizens Committee on Public Education for Philadelphia, 1966-1968.

Member Radnor Township Municipal Authority, since 1969. Chairman Government Study Commission, 1974-1976. Treasurer Lella Day Nurseries, New Haven, 1952-1954.

Director Visiting Nurse Association, 1952-1954. Served to major United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Bar Association (secretary Junior Bar Conference 1953-1954, alternate delegate Federal Bar Association 1957), Federal Bar Association (president 1959-1960), Pennsylvania Bar Association, New Haven County Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, State Bar Association Connecticut, National Conference Bar Presidents, American Judicature Society, Institute Judicial Administration, Judicial Council Connecticut (secretary 1954-1961), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Sigma Rho.

Clubs: Lawn (New Haven). Yale (Philadelphia); Army Navy (Washington), National Lawyers (Washington), Capitol Hill (Washington). St. David's Golf.


Married Mary Palmer Hankinson, June 14, 1952. Children: Ann Ogden, Jane Stanton, Susan Dayton, Kenneth Hankinson.

John Harbeck Meeker

Adeline (Medinger) Meeker

Mary Palmer Hankinson

Ann Ogden Meeker

Jane Stanton Meeker

Susan Dayton Meeker

Kenneth Hankinson Meeker