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The Jewish Exponent Publishes Retrospective on Judge Arlin Adams

On October 2, 2013 by Schnader in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Hon. Arlin M. Adams was featured by The Jewish Exponent on October 2, 2013, in the article “Would-Be Supreme Court Judge Looks Back on Long, Rich Career.” The article noted, “Had history played out just a tad differently, the litigator, federal appeals court judge, independent prosecutor and one-time secretary of public welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania would have found himself part of [the Supreme Court of the United States].” Instead, President Richard Nixon named William Rehnquist, the 16th chief justice of the United States. Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan also had Judge Adams on their short lists.

The article notes, “The son of a men’s hat retailer from Kansas and a Hungarian émigré, Adams says he doesn’t look back in regret over an opportunity missed. Rather than dwelling on the ‘what ifs,’ he said, he’s ‘thrilled and honored as an American citizen’ to have been recognized in the first place.”

In addition to his fine legal work, the article pointed out his philanthropy as well, “Anyone who’s been sick in Philadelphia, who’s visited a museum or interacted with the judiciary system has likely encountered his name. He has served as chairman of the Albert Einstein Medical Center and founder and first chairman of what is now Moss Rehab. He was an original trustee with the National Constitution Center, a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.”

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