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Herbert Fordham

Herbert Fordham, American lawyer, publicist. Member American and New York State bar associations, New York Law Institute, Association Bar City of New York, Archaeol. Institute America, American Economics Association, Academy Political Science, New York State History Association, Suffolk Company History Society, Long Island History Society, New York Botanical Garden, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association.

Background

  • Fordham, Herbert was born on November 23, 1869 in Greenport, New York, United States. Son of Thomas Dering and Lydia M. (Latham) Fordham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Cornell Univercity, 1894 (Phi Beta Kappa), Bachelor of Laws, 1895.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1895, and since practiced in New York City. Head of title business of Reeve & Bartlett from 1902, and for many years sole owner until sale in 1925 of plant at Riverhead to Title Guarantee & Trust Company Appointed, January 1926, by Appellate Division, 2d Department, Supreme Court of New York, member Committee on Character and Fitness of Applicants for Admission to the Bar. Resigned November 1926, for reasons stated to the court and given wide publicity.

      This and later action considered of weight in securing from Court of Appeals increased requirements for admission to the Bar of New York.

    Works

    • Author: A Voice from the Past (Old Southold Town’s Tercentenary), 1940.

    Membership

    Member American and New York State bar associations, New York Law Institute, Association Bar City of New York, Archaeol. Institute America, American Economics Association, Academy Political Science, New York State History Association, Suffolk Company History Society, Long Island History Society, New York Botanical Garden, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association.

    Connections

    • Married Inez Robbins, June 21, 1900.
    • father: Thomas Dering Fordham
    • mother: Lydia M. (Latham) Fordham
    • spouse: Inez Robbins
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    Born November 23, 1869
    Died September 10, 1953
    (aged 83)
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