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Tilford Girard Wharton, American lawyer. Bar: New Jersey 1928, United States District Court New Jersey 1928, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1935, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1940.


Wharton, Tilford Girard was born on June 13, 1904 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Birdell Lamont and May Stewart (McCollom) Wharton.


Bachelor cum laude, Rutgers University, 1925; Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Yale University, 1928.


Sole practice, 1928-1941; senior partner, Wharton, Stewart & Davis, Somerville, 1941-1980; of counsel, Wharton, Stewart & Davis, Somerville, 1980-1986; of counsel, Ozzard, Wharton, Somerville, 1987-1992; assistant prosecutor, Somerset County, New Jersey, 1931-1941; prosecutor, Somerset County, New Jersey, 1946-1953. Vice chairman advising committee on professional ethics Supreme Court New Jersey, 1963-1992. Mem.Gov.'s Commision on State Administrative and Professional Compensation, 1968-1969.

Mem, vice chairman, acting chairman Commision on Revision of Criminal Law of New Jersey, 1969-1992. Member United States Circuit Judge Nominating Commission, 1977-1981. President, treasurer, board directors Interam.

Mining Corporation, New York City, 1959-1969.


  • Bar: New Jersey 1928, United States District Court New Jersey 1928, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1935, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1940.


  • Other Work

    • Member board editors Yale Law Journal.


Member Yale Law School Association, from 1963, vice president, 1967-1968, executive committee, 1963-1968, honorary member, from 1978. Member Yale Law School Association of New Jersey, president, 1964-1965, trustee, 1966-1975. New Jersey chairman Yale Law School Capital Funds Campaign, 1963-1964.

Eastern regional vice chairman Yale Law School Fund, 1964-1965, national chairman, 1965-1967, president, 1967-1969, board directors 1967-1973. Board overseers Rutgers University Foundation, from 1977. Trustee Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, 1945-1980.

General chairman building fund Somerset Valley Young Men’s Christian Association, 1966-1972. Member borough council Somerville, 1947-1949. Fellow American Bar Foundation (50 year award), American College Probate Counsel.

Member American Bar Association (house delegations 1970-1988, state delegate 1982-1983, standing committee on. professional utilization and career development 1972-1978, 82-88, standing committee on association communications 1988-1991), New Jersey State Bar Association (general council 1948-1949, from 1961, trustee 1961-1965, Second vice president 1965-1966, 1st vice president 1966-1967, president-elect 1967-1968, president 1968-1969. Chairman judicial and county prosecutor appointments committee 1970-1973, vice chairman 1973-1982, member 1982-1986. Chairman nominating committee 1986-1987, standing committee on professional responsibility from 1988.

Member mandatory Continuing Legal Education committee 1987-1988, member committee on legal education from 1991, Achievement award 1979, board trustees resolution of appreciation 1986), Somerset County Bar Association (president 1948), Association Bar City New York, American Judicature Society (director 1971-1975), New Jersey Bar Foundation (trustee 1970-1986, vice president 1979-1983, medal of honor 1986), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Chi Psi (national executive council 1979-1986, Albert S. Bard award 1986), Alpha Rho of Chi Psi Memorial Foundation (president, trustee from 1952), Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Raritan Valley Country (Somerville). Eastern Shore Yacht and Country (Pungoteague, Virginia).

Vesper (Philadelphia).


Son of Birdell Lamont and May Stewart (McCollom) W. M. Isabelle Helen Schillo, October 23, 1931 (deceased March 8, 1964). Children: Nancy Jane (Mistress Alvin E. Duryea, Junior), Constance Sue (Mistress Norman D. Nasson), Lucinda Wharton Kellam.

Birdell Lamont Wharton

May Stewart (McCollom) Wharton

Isabelle Helen Schillo

Nancy Jane (Mistress Alvin E. Duryea Wharton

Junior) Wharton

LucindaWharton Kellam Wharton

Constance Sue Wharton (Mistress Norman D. Nasson)