|Thomas F. Fennell|
|Born||March 1, 1904|
Bronx, New York
|Died||May 23, 1991 (aged 87)|
New York, New York
Life and sports careerEdit
Fennell was born on March 1, 1904 in Bronx, New York. At Cornell, he lettered in football at left end in 1925 and won the university's heavyweight boxing championship as a freshman, junior and senior. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Cornell in 1926, he served as an assistant football coach under Gil Dobie from 1927 to 1931 while attending Cornell Law School, from which he earned an LLB in 1929.
An expert in labor arbitration, Fennell was first an associate and then a partner beginning in 1943 at Shearman & Sterling, a law firm in Manhattan. Fennell became of counsel to the firm in 1987. He was an innovator in arbitration and represented several private bus companies in New York City, as well as many other clients.
From 1972 to 1988, Fennell handled arbitration involving the Algerian National Oil Company and the construction of a pipeline by a consortium of French and Italian companies. Other clients included Godfrey Stillman Rockefeller, grandson of William Rockefeller, and the Georgia-Pacific corporation.
- ↑ "Cornell University - Hall of Fame: Thomas F. Fennell II, Class of 1926". Cornell University Athletics. http://cornellbigred.com/hof.aspx?hof=10&path=&kiosk=. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- ↑ "Thomas F. Fennell 2d, Arbitration Expert, 87". The New York Times. 1991-05-10. https://www.nytimes.com/1991/05/25/obituaries/thomas-f-fennell-2d-arbitration-expert-87.html?scp=5&sq=fennell&st=nyt. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
- ↑ "Court Record - SHULOF v. ROCKEFELLER, 1963". Public.Resource.Org. http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/326/326.F2d.86.130.28251_1.html. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- ↑ "Court Record - SHULOF v. ROCKEFELLER, 1963". Public.Resource.Org. http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/326/326.F2d.86.130.28251.html. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- ↑ "Court Record - GAYNOR v. Georgia-Pacific Corporation". Public.Resource.Org. http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/318/318.F2d.432.18172_1.html. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- ↑ "Cornell University - Hall of Fame: Thomas F. Fennell, Class of 1896". Cornell University Athletics. http://cornellbigred.com/hof.aspx?hof=56&path=&kiosk=. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- Cornell Daily Sun, Volume XLVI, Issue 35, 31 October 1925. Page 1 - Thomas R. (sic) Fennell '26 - Left end ... will play his first game of the season today
- New York Times - September 29, 1925 - TWO CORNELL MEN OUT.; But Fennell and Isaly Are Expected Back in Line-Up Soon.
- New York Times - October 7, 1925 - CORNELL STARS STILL OUT.; Fennell, Wakeman, Isaly on Sidelines as Varsity Scrimmages
- New York Times - October 29, 1925 - DOBIE DRILLS HARD ON AN AIR DEFENSE; Anticipates Passing Attack From Columbia and Keeps Squad Late on Such Plays
- Mr. Shearman and Mr. Sterling and how They Grew, 1963, Yale University Press