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Theodore K. Warner

Theodore K. Warner[1, 2, 3]

Male 1909 - 2005  (95 years)

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  • Name Theodore K. Warner 
    Born 13 Sep 1909  [4
    Gender Male 
    Graduated 1934 
    University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA 
    Occupation 1 Apr 1952  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pennsylvania Railroad - named Chief Tax Counsel in Legal Dept. 
    Occupation 1 Nov 1968  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pennsylvania Railroad - Vice President - Taxes 
    FamilySearch LTJ3-V92 
    Died 6 Feb 2005  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Feb 2005  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I85  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Family 1 C.L. Howard, "Lynn" 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Betsy (Bets) Warner
     2. Peter Warner
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pennsylvania Railroad - named Chief Tax Counsel in Legal Dept. - 1 Apr 1952 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pennsylvania Railroad - Vice President - Taxes - 1 Nov 1968 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Feb 2005 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Feb 2005 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From University of Pennsylvania, Office of University Communications

      Penn Law School Receives Professorship from Independence Foundation Honoring Theodore K. Warner, Jr.

      May 26, 1998

      PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania Law School has received a $2 million endowed professorship from the Independence Foundation, a private, not-for-profit, philanthropic organization serving the Philadelphia area. The gift is allocated for the Theodore K. Warner Jr. Professorship in Business Law, in honor of the current secretary and treasurer and past president of the Foundation and Penn Law alumnus.

      "The gift directly promotes the Law School's leadership education program," said Colin S. Diver, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law. Dean Diver said that he expects creation of the Warner Professorship to strengthen ongoing collaboration between the Law School and the Wharton School.

      Mr. Warner led a distinguished career in business law. A 1931 graduate of Penn's College of Arts and Sciences, he was president of the Penn Law School Class of 1934, graduating cum laude. He spent more than 30 years in the legal and financial departments at Pennsylvania Railroad (later Penn Central). He was vice president of taxes from 1958 to 1968, vice president of accounting and taxes from 1968 to 1969 and vice president of corporate administration from 1969 to 1970. From 1968 to 1970, he was also president of Canada Southern Railway and vice president of Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, both subsidiaries of Pennsylvania Railroad. Later, he spent two years of counsel at Duane, Morris & Heckscher before joining the firm of Harper and Driver in 1975, where he remains of counsel.

      Mr. Warner has been a member of the Foundation's board of directors since 1991. The Foundation, established in 1932, has long promoted health-care research. It has also established the Independence Foundation Public Interest Fellowship program to fund attorneys working in the public interest providing legal services to disadvantaged people in Philadelphia.

      For more information, contact the Independence Foundation at (215) 985-4009.


      Obituary below posted on the Philadelphia Inquirer web Thurs 10 Feb 2005

      T. Warner, foundation director

      By Gayle Ronan Sims
      Inquirer Staff Writer

      Lawyer Theodore K. Warner Jr., 95, a director of the Independence Foundation and former railroad executive whose trademark daily comment on life was "It's been fun!", died of pneumonia Sunday at his Center City home.

      In retirement, Mr. Warner was named president of the Independence Foundation in 1993 and was secretary/treasurer at the time of his death.

      "Ted was a person of quiet strength. He delighted with a personal interest in the projects supported by the Independence Foundation, including Project HOME," Sister Mary Scullion, that organization's executive director, said yesterday. "He encouraged me and many others who wanted to improve the quality of life in Philadelphia."

      The Independence Foundation supports nonprofits in the region.
      Each day, Mr. Warner walked from his home to the Independence Foundation and to the Union League, where he was a 50-year member, for lunch.

      Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Warner grew up in Bucks County before moving to Camden, where he graduated from Camden High School in 1927. He remembered taking a ferry across the Delaware River to get to Philadelphia before the Benjamin Franklin Bridge was finished in 1926.

      While earning a bachelor's degree in 1931 and a law degree in 1934 from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked part-time at RCA in Camden.
      Mr. Warner immediately was hired as a lawyer by the Pennsylvania Railroad, where he served as vice president for three years, and later was president of the Canada Southern Railway before retiring in 1970.

      Mr. Warner is survived by his wife of eight years, Lynn Howell; a son, Peter; a daughter, Betsy Ann Warner Bulcher; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His first wife, Dorothy Hoehler Warner, whom he married in 1935, died in the late 1970s.

      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Tenth Presbyterian Church, 17th and Spruce Streets. Burial will be private.
      Memorial donations may be sent to Project HOME, 1515 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia 19130. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.).

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    4. [S567] Lynn Howard Howell, Lynn Howard Howell.

    5. [S1122] Philadelphia Inquirer, Obituary posted 10 Feb, 2005 (Reliability: 0).