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Lawyer

William Nelson West, American lawyer. Club: Merion Cricket (Haverford).

Background

West, William Nelson was born on July 1, 1903 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Nelson L. and Anna E. (West) West.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Haverford College, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1927.

Career

Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1927, practiced in Philadelphia. Partner firm Dechert, Price & Rhoads, and predecessor, 1954-1973. Board mgrs. Haverford College, 1943-1978, secretary, 1944-1978.

Board directors Pocono Lake Preserve, 1950-1978, secretary, 1951-1978. Board directors Methodist Home for Children, 1955-1978, Mercer Memorial House, 1954-1978. Board directors Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, 1965-1966, president, 1966-1968.

Membership

Club: Merion Cricket (Haverford).

Connections

Married Edith Thacher Harris, August 27, 1928. Children: William Nelson, Edith Thacher (Mistress.

father:
William Nelson L. West

mother:
Anna E. (West) West

spouse:
Edith Thacher Harris

children:
William Nelson West

Edith Thacher (Mrs West