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Laurence Howard Eldredge

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Laurence Howard Eldredge (March 18 1902–July 17 1982) was a lawyer, educator and author. His specialty was the law of torts.


Early life and education

Eldredge was born in Cold Spring, Cape May County, New Jersey on March 18, 1902 to Irvin H. and Mary Louise (Benton) Eldridge. He received a Bachelor of Science from Lafayette College in 1924 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania in 1927. In 1970, he completed a Doctor of Letters.


Eldredge was a reporter for the Public Ledger in Philadelphia from 1924-25 and then a writer of syndicated news articles. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1927 and worked as an associated with Montgomery and McCracken until 1938. He was a member of the firm Norris, Lex, Hart & Eldredge from 1944 to 1956.

Eldredge was a Professor of Law at Temple University from 1928-33 and an Adjunct Professor from 1947-52. He was Special Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1949.

Personal life

Eldredge married Helen Biddle Gans on September 30, 1926 and they had three daughters.


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