John Whitaker Lord Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
12/19/1901
Birthplace: 
Philadelphia, PA
Date of Death: 
5/16/1972
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1928-1954
Professor of law, Temple University, 1938-1954
Deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1939-1946
State senator, Pennsylvania, 1947-1951
City councilman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1952-1954

Education

Name of School: 

Temple University Beasley School of Law

At Temple, we believe that some things just have to be learned by doing. You can't learn to ride a bicycle by reading a manual, you can't learn how to be a lawyer by watching even the best of lawyers, and you can't improve if mistakes are only imagined. At Temple, students don't just read, watch, or imagine. They do that and more-they do the work of attorneys. It sounds simple but it works. Temple University's Beasley School of Law offers a different kind of law school experience: a Real World, Real Law experience that incorporates academic and practical applications of legal study into rigorous classroom experiences.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1928

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Court Name: 

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/20/1954
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/19/1971
Termination Date: 
5/16/1972
Termination Reason: 
Death
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