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Thomas H. Dooley, Former Cigna Executive Vice President, Retires From Clarkson Board Of Trustees After More Than A Decade Of Service
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Thomas H. Dooley, former CIGNA Corporation executive vice president and past president of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, has retired from Clarkson University’s Board of Trustees.
A Clarkson alumnus, Dooley was first elected to the Board of Trustees in October 1989. Over the years he chaired the board's budget and finance committee and the compensation sub-committee, and served as Board secretary. He also served on a number of other board committees, including investment, audit, campus life, and executive.
Dooley retired in 1992 from CIGNA Corporation, where he served as executive vice president, and as president of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company.
His career also encompassed accounting, law and public service in a variety of state appointive and elective offices. A former practicing attorney, he has been admitted to the Connecticut Bar, U.S. District Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His elective offices include two terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives.
After graduating from Clarkson in 1956, where he was elected to Clarkson's highest honorary, Phalanx, and earned a B.S. in business administration, he served with the U.S. Army's 8th Ordnance Battalion in Hanau, Germany. He later received his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review and designated a Starr Fellow, the school's highest academic award. He has authored several articles in law and tax journals.
In 1981 he was the recipient of Clarkson's Golden Knight Award, and in 1991 received the University of Connecticut Law School's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a trustee and the immediate past president of the law school's foundation. He was also a member of the Clarkson School of Business Advisory Council, which he chaired for a number of years.In 1999, Dooley received an honorary doctor of science degree at Clarkson University's 106th Commencement. The degree was awarded "for his sustained and invaluable service to his alma mater, Clarkson, and for his distinguished professional achievement and leadership in business, law, education, and public service."