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HARRISBURG (April 8, 2002) - Timothy J. Carson, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Saul Ewing LLP, will become the 108th president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association during the organization’s Annual Meeting May 1- 3 in Hershey.

A long-time member of the PBA House of Delegates, Carson is a past PBA Zone One (Philadelphia) governor and PBA Young Lawyers Division chair. He co-chaired the PBA Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice and chaired the PBA Legislative and Governmental Affairs, Planning, Midyear and Entry Into the Practice of Law committees. He also served on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Carson is a former member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors, a former president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, and a Life Fellow of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar foundations. He is a co-founder and member of the Hamilton Circle of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. He also is a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.

Carson is a member and former chair of Saul Ewing’s Public Finance Department. Only the third Pennsylvania bond lawyer to be elected a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel, Carson was a founding member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers. He also is a member of the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, the Government Finance Officers Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and the Municipal Bond Club of Philadelphia.

Carson serves as secretary/treasurer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He also served as chairman of the board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Local Government Commission's Task Force on Municipal Distress/Bankruptcy and served as special advisor to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Local Government Committee and the Pennsylvania Senate's Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. He co-drafted the Pennsylvania Transportation Partnership Act of 1985.

He is a past legal counsel and executive committee member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He served on the Freedom Valley Girl Scout Council and is a certified volunteer for the Support Center of Child Advocates in Philadelphia. Carson also coaches youth sports in Lower Merion Township.

A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania and the Villanova University School of Law, Carson served as managing editor of the Villanova Law Review.

He and his wife, Janet, who is a lawyer in Philadelphia, live in Rosemont. The couple has three children: Lindsey, Anne, and Timothy Jr.