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William Thomas England, American lawyer, educator, energy company executive. Bar: Connecticut 1963, District of Columbia 1980. Recipient Author's award, Federal Bar Association, 1967-1968. Member of American Arbitration Association (member national panel commercial arbitrators since 1991), American Bar Association.


England, William Thomas was born on March 28, 1934 in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. Son of George John and Helen (Dimlow) England.


University of Connecticut (Bachelor of Arts, 1958. Juris Doctor, with honors, 1963). George Washington University Graduate School of Law.

Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia University. Recipient, Seven American Jurisprudence Book Awards. Co-Winner, 1967-1968 "Authors Award", Federal Bar Association.

Associate Editor, Connecticut Law Review.


Reporter of Hartford (Connecticut) Times, 1961—1962. Attorney United States Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, 1963—1965. Chief counsel Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, United States Congress, Washington, 1965—1970.

Vice president for corporation affairs, general counsel Exxon Nuclear Company, Bellevue, 1970—1981. Counsel Exxon Corporation, New York City, 1981—1982. General counsel Exxon Enterprises, 1982—1986.

Senior counsel of Exxon Corporation, 1986—1987. Assistant general counse of l Exxon Chemical Company, Darien, 1987—1989. General counsel, 1989—1991.

Adjunct professor of law at the University in Connecticut, Hartford, since 1991. Trustee law school found, 1991. Director Zilog, Inc., Campbell, California, 1983—1987.

Trustee and president of University Connecticut Law School FDN, Inc., since 1991. Served with United States Army, 1958-1960.


  • Other Work

    • Casenote, 36 Connecticut Bar Journal 147, 1962. 36 Connecticut Bar Journal 642, 1962. Coauthor: 'Mechanics’ Liens in Connecticut," Connecticut Bar Journal 209, 1963."Waiving Defenses: A New Approach to Protecting the Public Against Financial Loss from Use of Atomic Energy," 22 Federal Bar Journal 27, 1967. "Nuclear Insurance and the Price-Anderson Act," 13 Atomic Energy Law Journal 27, 1971. "Arrangements for Procuring Nuclear Fuel," 13 Atomic Energy Law Journal 225, 1971."Authorizing Private Use of Classified AEC Enrichment Technology for Commercial Purposes,” 15 Atomic Energy Law Journal 194, 1973. "Regulatory Developments Concerning the Transportation of Radioactive Materials," 7 Environmental Law 203, 1977. Chief Counsel, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, United States.Congress, 1968-1970. Advisor, United States. Commission on Government Procurement, 1973.


Member of American Arbitration Association (member national panel commercial arbitrators since 1991), American Bar Association.


Married to Alice G. O'Rourke, October 12, 1956. Children: William Thomas Junior, Kerry J., Nancy J., Kelly M.

George John England

Helen (Dimlow) England

Alice G. O'Rourke

William Thomas Junior England

Kerry J. England

Nancy J. England

Kelly M. England