Judge John Rayburn Meade (R3) Philadelphia (Part) County 1949-1952
Judge John Rayburn Meade, born February 16, 1907, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of John J. and Clara E. Trapp Meade; Roman Catholic High School; Tucker Institute, Philadelphia; Temple University Law School, LL.B., 1936; attorney; member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1945; member, executive committee, Law Alumni of Temple University; married Doris V. Molford Meade, children, Carole A. Burton, Cecelia Meade, John Joseph Meade; reporter, Court Combination, seventeen, years; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1949-1952; appointed, Philadelphia County Court judge, 1967, elected, Common Pleas judge, 1968-1977, senior judge Common Pleas Court, 1977-1987; died, August 15, 1987, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Reporter, Court Combination, news service that during the first half of the century covered city courts for the major daily newspapers, seventeen, years. Member, executive board, Pennsylvania State Council of Juvenile Court Judges, board of directors, City Trusts.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 3rd district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1949-1952; committee assignment, Judiciary.
Appointed, Philadelphia County Court judge, 1967, elected, Common Pleas judge, 1968-1977, senior judge Common Pleas Court, 1977-1987.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Monday, August 17, 1987, Section C Page 9.