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Theodore K. Warner, Jr.
C'31, L'34

Theodore K. Warner, Jr. is Honored at the Law School

Theodore K. (Ted) Warner, Jr. C’31, L’34 was honored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Independence Foundation at a luncheon at the Law School in June.

The Independence Foundation, a Philadelphia-based, private founda-tion specializing in funding for nurse-managed primary healthcare, culture and the arts, and public interest legal services, endowed the Theodore K. Warner, Jr. Professorship in Business Law in 1998 to honor Mr. Warner for his service to the Foundation as a member of its Board of Trustees since 1991, including service as President and Secretary and Treasurer.

Dean Michael A. Fitts and University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Judith Rodin made remarks paying tribute to Mr. Warner’s loyalty to Penn and to his rich career spent in service to the profession.

Susan Sherman, President of the Independence Foundation, along with Mr. Warner, welcomed dozens of friends from Penn and the Independence Foundation for the celebratory occasion. Classmate Eugene C. Fish W’31, L’34 reminisced about their nearly seven decades of friendship, and the Honorable Phyllis W. Beck of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Chair of the Independence Foundation, joined in honoring Mr. Warner’s dedication to the foundation.

Mr. Warner spent 30 years with the Pennsylvania Railroad (later Penn Central), rising to the position of Vice President of Accounting and Taxes and president of Canada Southern Railway, a PRR subsidiary. He spent two years serving of counsel at the Philadelphia law firm of Duane Morris & Heckscher, and then became counsel to the firm of Harper & Driver in 1975.

When it was named, Mr. Warner expressed his wish that the chair donated in his honor be designated for the area of business law, reflecting both his own legal career and the strategic priorities of the Law School.

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