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David Gerald Bress

David Gerald Bress, American lawyer, educator.


  • Bress, David Gerald was born on June 7, 1908 in New York City. Son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Geto) Bress.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Virginia, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1931.


    • Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1931, since practiced in Washington. Member firm Ginsburg, Feldman & Bress, 1969-1976. United State Attorneys for District of Columbia, 1965-1969.

      Faculty Washington College Law, American U., 1932-1952. Professor of law Georgetown University Law School, Washington, 1953-1961, University of Virginia Law School, 1963-1964.


    Member of advisory board directors Riggs National Bank. Board of directors Columbia Hospital, Police Boys. Served as commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1945.

    Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (house of deals 1957-1964, Chairman of Commission on uniform rules evidence federal cts. 1958-1959, from 64), Bar Association District of Columbia (president 1957-1958), American Jewish Committee (past president Washington chapter), American Judicial Society, (director 1966-1968), Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Flora M. Lyon, September 20, 1941. Children: Pamela Lyon, David Gerald.
    • father: Abraham Bress
    • mother: Elizabeth (Geto) Bress
    • spouse: Flora M. Lyon
    • children: Pamela Lyon Bress
    • David Gerald Bress
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    Born June 7, 1908
    Died March 10, 1976
    (aged 67)