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Nicholas Triffin

Nicholas Triffin, American law librarian, law educator. Bar: New York 1969, Connecticut 1973, United States District Court Connecticut 1973, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1973, United States Tax Court 1974.

Background

  • Triffin, Nicholas was born on May 30, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert and Lois (Brandt) Triffin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Yale University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1968. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1978.

    Career

    • Associate Willkie Farr & Gallagher, New York City, 1968-1970. Dean students Johnson (Vermont) State College, 1970-1972. Associate Di Sesa & Evans, New Haven, 1972-1976.

      Head public services, instructor law University Connecticut, W. Hartford, 1977-1981. Law library director, associate professor Hamline University, St. Paul, 1982-1984. Director law library Pace University, White Plains, New York, 1984-1998, professor, from 1984.

      Board directors Hale Foundation. Board advisors Oceana Public, Inc., 1987-1995. Chief information services Institute International Commercial Law, 1993-1994, director, since 1994.

      Adjunct professor Hartford College, 1978-1980. Lecturer Peking University, summer 1997. Visiting scholar Yale University Law School, fall 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1969, Connecticut 1973, United States District Court Connecticut 1973, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1973, United States Tax Court 1974.

    Works

    • The Cosmic Perspective (7th Edition)
    • Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Seventh Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors.

    Religion

    Denomination: Society of Friends

    Membership

    Justice of peace, Connecticut, 1976-1978. Member American Association Law Libraries (chairman reader services special interest section 1982-1983, chairman legal history and rare books special interest section 1991-1992, chairman constitution and bylaws committee 1994-1995), Westchester Academy Library. Directors Organization, Inc.

    (vice president 1990-1991, president 1991-1992, executive board directors 1992-1994), Law Library. New England (president 1981-1982), Minnesota Association Law Libraries (vice president 1983-1984), Westchester Library. Association (executive board 1990-1991), Myositis Association American, Mory's Club, Beta Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Kayaking, rare books, opera.

    Connections

    • Married Mary M. Bertolet, June 1, 1965 (divorced June 1975). Children: Amyk (deceased), A. Robert. Married Madeleine J. Wilken, May 30, 1981.
    • father: Robert Triffin
    • mother: Lois (Brandt) Triffin
    • spouses: Mary M. Bertolet
    • Madeleine J. Wilken
    • children: Amyk Triffin (deceased)
    • A. Robert Triffin
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    Born March 30, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      Yale University
    • 1968
      Yale University
    • 1978
      Rutgers University
    • 1968 - 1970
      Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
    • 1970 - 1972
      dean students Johnson (Vermont) State College
    • 1972 - 1976
      associate, Di Sesa & Evans
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1977 - 1981
      head, law University Connecticut
    • 1977 - 1981
      instructor, law University Connecticut
    • 1982 - 1984
      law library director, professor Hamline University
    • 1982 - 1984
      associate, professor Hamline University
    • 1984 - 1998
      director, law library Pace University
      White Plains, New York, United States
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