Philip Aloysius Hart Philip Hart was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and attended Waldron Academy and West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys, also known as West Catholic. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1934 and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1937. He was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1938 and practiced law in Detroit. During the Second World War, he served in the U.S. Army from 1941 until discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant colonel of Infantry. He was wounded during the D-Day assault on Utah Beach in Normandy, France. After the war, he was the Michigan Corporation Securities Commissioner from 1949 until his resignation in 1951. He was the State director of the Office of Price Stabilization, 1951–1952, and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1952-1953. He was legal advisor to the Governor of Michigan, 1953–1954, and the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1955-1959 under G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams