C. P. Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, No. 642 May Term, 1950. In the matter of the Death of Edward R. Dwyer, Esquire, a member of the Bar of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.


To the Honorable Charles Scott Williams, President Judge.
To the Honorable Charles F. Greevy, Judge.

Your Committee appointed to draft suitable Resolutions upon the death of EDWARD R. DWYER, ESQUIRE, a member of the Bar of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, respectfully report as follows:

EDWARD R. DWYER was born on the 13th day of July, 1896, in Ayer, Massachusetts, the son and only child of Edward Stephen Dwyer and Annie Frances Dwyer.  Edward R. Dwyer spent his early life in Ayer where hr attended the local schools and graduated from Ayer High School, after which he attended Holy Cross Prep School, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Following his graduation from Holy Cross Prep School he entered Dartmouth College, at Hanover, New Hampshire, where he received his degree of Bachelor of Arts with the class of 1918.

He enlisted in the United States Navy and served in World War I.  He was a graduate of the United States Naval Officers Material School of Harvard University, and after being honorably discharged from the United States Navy he enrolled in Fordham University Law School and received his degree in law from that institution. Subsequently he attended the New York University Law School and obtained his Master’s degree in law.

Edward R. Dwyer was admitted to practice in the courts of New York State and he was a practicing attorney in the City of New York for approximately two and one-half years before coming to Williamsport.  He also was admitted to practice in the Federal courts and the Treasury Department of the United States. After establishing his residence in the City of Williamsport, he registered in the office of the late J. Fred Katzmaier, Esquire.  Later he passed the Pennsylvania State Bar examination and in 1940 he was admitted to practice in the courts of Lycoming County. He began the practice of law and established his offices in the First National Bank Building, at 21 West Third Street, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, after which he received admission to the Superior and Supreme courts of this Commonwealth.

He married Irma Reilly, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 1928, who survives him.

Mr. Dwyer was a member of the Rotary Club of Williamsport, the American Legion, the Forty and Eight for which he served as Advocat, the Knights of Columbus, the Williamsport Wheel Club, and Wheel Inn, Inc.  He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His legal affiliations were the Lycoming County Law Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Politically he was a registered Democrat and at one time served as Chairman of the Lycoming County Democratic Committee.

The Committee recommends the adoption of the following Resolutions:

WHEREAS, mortal life, as it must to all, has removed from our midst our friend and associate, Edward R. Dwyer; and

WHEREAS, we mourn his loss and wish to pay tribute to his memory.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the bench and bar of Lycoming County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on August 25, 1956, have lost one of its members, the community a civic, religious and political leader, the United States of America one of its gallant service men, and the organizations of which he was a member, one of its zealous workers, his clients a true advocate, and others, a considerate friend.

And, further, that these Resolutions be spread at length upon the Minutes of this Court, and that a copy thereof be furnished to his widow under the seal of said Court.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Michael J. Maggio, Chairman
Michael J. Casale
Clyde F. Williamson
Walter R. Rice, Jr.
Thomas S. Quinn