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MG-308
THOMAS W. POMEROY, JR. PAPERS
1969-1979
29 cubic feet


Thomas Wilson Pomeroy, Jr. (b. 1908) was a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice from 1968-1979. Originally a lawyer from the Pittsburgh area, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1933, practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, married Maria Frances Whitten in 1935, and became a partner in the firm of Kirkpatrick, Pomeroy, Lockhart and Johnson, 1946-1968.

The papers are chiefly Opinion Files relating to cases heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1969-1979. Both original and final drafts of the opinions along with candid handwritten notations are included in the dossiers. Although many of the cases are simply appeals from lower courts (for example, Court of Common Pleas, Orphans Court, Court of Quarter Sessions, and Commonwealth Court) regarding contractual obligations, criminality, personal injury, equity, guardianship, estates and damage awards; some cases deal with topics such as discrimination, collective bargaining, eminent domain, affirmative action, environmental controls, and desegregation.




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