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John Gorham Palfrey

John Gorham Palfrey, American legal educator. Served from private to First lieutenant, Army of the United States, 1943-1946.; Member New York Bar Association, Council Foreign Relations, International Institute Strategic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa.; Club: Century Association (New York City).

Background

  • Palfrey, John Gorham was born on March 12, 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Gorham and Methyl (Oakes) Palfrey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1940, Bachelor of Laws, 1946.

    Career

    • Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1948. Member of staff Office General Counsel, Atomic Energy Commission, 1947-1950. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1950-1952.

      Lecturer Columbia School Law, 1952-1954, associate professor, 1954-1956, professor, since 1956, dean Columbia College, 1958-1962. Commissioner Atomic Energy Commission, 1962-1966. Fellow Institute Politics, Harvard University, 1966-1967, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, 1976-1977.

      Guest scholar Brookings Institution, Washington, 1977-1978. Consultant Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1975-1979.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on atomic energy, arms control, international law, law and science to periodicals and books.

    Membership

    Served from private to First lieutenant, Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member New York Bar Association, Council Foreign Relations, International Institute Strategic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa. Club: Century Association (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Clochette Roosevelt, December 26, 1942. Children: John Gorham, Antonia Ford.
    • father: John Gorham Palfrey
    • mother: Methyl (Oakes) Palfrey
    • spouse: Clochette Roosevelt
    • children: John Gorham Palfrey
    • Antonia Ford Palfrey
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    Died October 28, 1979
    (aged 60)
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