Former Nauman Smith associate and the firm’s first female attorney, Dauphin County Judge Jeannine Turgeon, was also on hand for the presentation. Judge Turgeon told the attorneys and staff of Nauman Smith, “I would not be where I am today had it not been for the superb base of experience and support I received while working at the firm.”
Senior partner, Spencer G. Nauman, Jr., who is related to founding partner Lyman D. Gilbert, was presented with an original portrait of the founding partner by his great-great nephew, John Tuten, Jr. Spencer Nauman, Jr. has been with Nauman Smith since 1961. His father, Spencer G. Nauman, Sr. joined the firm, Gilbert, Bergner and Cunningham, which became Bergner, Cunningham and Nauman in 1914.
Nauman Smith is the city’s oldest law firm in continuous existence. The firm was founded in 1871 to primarily serve the region’s railroad industry and later the banking and utility industries. The firm’s founder, Wayne MacVeagh, was the son-in-law of Simon Cameron, a Pennsylvania politician who served as United States Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln at the start of the American Civil War.