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Thomas Joseph Whyte


Thomas Joseph Whyte, American lawyer. Bar: West Virginia 1960, Pennsylvania 1970, District of Columbia 1977. Recipient Patrick Duffy Koontz award, West Virginia University Law School, 1960, award, West Virginia Law School Association, 1960.


Whyte, Thomas Joseph was born on December 31, 1932 in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States. Son of Frank James and Katherine (Hack) Whyte.


Bachelor, Ohio State University, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, West Virginia University, 1960.


Clerk United States. District Court, Fairmont, 1961—1967. Assistant secretary Consolidated Coal Company, Pittsburgh, 1967, assistant vice president, assistant general counsel, assistant secretary, 1968, secretary, general counsel, 1969, vice president, 1970, executive assistant to president, vice president corporation & legal affairs, 1971—1977, executive vice president, 1977. Partner Rose, Schmidt, Dixon, Hasley, Whyte & Hardesty,, Pittsburgh, 1977—1981, Corcoran, Hardesty, Ewart, Whyte & Polito, Professional Corporation, since 1981.

President Corcoran, Hardesty, Whyte & Polito, PC, Pittsburgh, Corcoran, Hardesty, Whyte & Gabler, Professional Corporation, since 1986. Director Bertrand P. Tracy Company, Pittsburgh. Chairman board directors Wheeling College, 1974—1979.

Chairman visiting committee West Virginia University Law School. Editor in chief West Virginia Law Review, 1960. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1954-1957.


  • Bar: West Virginia 1960, Pennsylvania 1970, District of Columbia 1977.


Member of American Bar Association, Duquesne Club, American Judicature Society, Allegheny County Bar Association, State of West Virginia Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Judicial Conference (permanent member 3d and 4th circuits), West Virginia University Law School Alumni Association (past president), Keystone Bituminous Association (past chairman, president), West Virginia Research League, National Council Coal Lessors, National Coal Association, Bituminous Coal Operators Association (past board directors), Society Mining Engineers, West Virginia Coal Association (past board directors, past chairman board), Order of Coif, Army-Navy Club(Washington), St. Clair Country Club(Pittsburgh), Williams Country Club(Weirton, West Virginia), National Lawyers Club, Phi Delta Phi (Outstanding Graduate award 1960).


Married Margaret Ann Brown, August 31, 1954. Children: Christopher J., Lynn Ann, Kevin J., Kathleen Ann;1 child Elizabeth Annual.

Frank James Whyte

Katherine (Hack) Whyte

Margaret Ann Brown

Elizabeth Annual Whyte

Christopher J. Whyte

Lynn Ann Whyte

Kevin J. Whyte

Kathleen Ann;1 child Elizabeth Annual Whyte