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Philip C. Jessup

Philip C. Jessup, American judge, diplomat. Bar: District of Columbia 1925, New York 1927. Decorated Hungarian Cross of Merit, Class II; Oficial Ordem Nacional do Cruizeiro do Sul (Brazil); grand officer National Order Cedars (Lebanon); recipient Hudson Gold medal American Society International Law, Medal of Excellence Columbia Law School Alumni Association, 1977; Fowler Harper fellow Yale Law School, 1966.

Background

  • Jessup, Philip C. was born on January 5, 1897 in New York City. Son of Henry Wynans and Mary Hay (Stotesbury) Jessup.

  • Education

    • AB, Hamilton College, 1919. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Hamilton College, 1937. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1924.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Yale University, 1964. AM, Columbia University, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1927.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia University, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Case Western Reserve University, 1941. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rutgers University, 1950.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Seoul National University, 1950. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Middlebury College, 1950. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Brown University, 1949.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Lawrence University, 1966. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Michigan, 1966. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Johns Hopkins University, 1970.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Brandeis University, 1971. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colby College, 1973. Liquid crystal display (honorary), Colgate University, 1950.

      Liquid crystal display (honorary), Union College, 1951. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Hanoi, 1950. Juris Doctor, Oslo University, 1946.

      Doctor honoris causa, University Paris, 1948.

    Career

    • Member Parker & Duryea, 1927-1943. Lecturer international law Columbia University, New York City, 1925-1927, assistant professor, 1927-1929, associate professor, 1929-1935, professor, 1934-1946, Hamilton Fish professor international law and diplomacy, 1946-1961, Jacob Blaustein lecturer, 1970. Judge International Court of Justice, 1961-1970.

      Whitney H. Shepardson senior research fellow in residence Council on Foreign Relations, 1970-1971. Barnette Miller lecturer Wellesley College, 1971. Visiting professor Harvard Law School, 1938-1939.

      Storrs lecturer Yale Law School, 1956. Cooley lecturer Michigan University Law School, 1958. Sibley lecturer University Georgia School Law, 1970.

      Legal advisor to federal government officers, delegations, 1924-1953, at internat conferences, embassies and to the United States delegations at United Nations. United States representative to United Nations General Assembly, 1948-1952. Appointed ambassador at large, 1949, resigned, 1953.

      Chairman Chile-Norway Permanent Conciliation Commission. Honorary member governing council International Institute for Unification of Private Law, 1967-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1925, New York 1927.

    Works

    Membership

    With American Expeditionary Force, World War I. Member American Bar Association, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Institut de droit International (1st vice president 1973-1975), American Society International Law (honorary president 1969-1973), Connecticut Bar Association (Distinguished Public Service award 1970), Council on Foreign Relations, Round Table, Century Club, Cosmos Club (Washington), others.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Walcott Kellogg, July 23, 1921. 1 son, Philip C.
    • father: Henry Wynans Jessup
    • mother: Mary Hay (Stotesbury) Jessup
    • spouse: Lois Walcott Kellogg
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    Born January 5, 1897
    Died January 31, 1986
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1919
      Hamilton College
    • 1937
      Hamilton College
    • 1924
      Yale University
    • 1964
      Yale University
    • 1924
      Columbia University
    • 1927
      Columbia University
    • 1970
      Columbia University
    • 1941
      Case Western Reserve University
    • 1950
      Rutgers University
    • 1950
      Seoul National University
    • 1950
      Middlebury College
    • 1949
      Brown University
    • 1966
      St. Lawrence University
    • 1966
      University Michigan
    • 1970
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1971
      Brandeis University
    • 1973
      Colby College
    • 1950
      Colgate University
    • 1951
      Union College
    • 1950
      University Hanoi
    • 1946
      Oslo University
    • 1948
      University Paris
    • 1925 - 1927
      lecturer, international law Columbia University
    • 1927 - 1943
      Member, Parker & Duryea
    • 1961 - 1970
      judge Intern, ational Court of Justice
    • 1970 - 1971
      Whitney H. Shepardson senior, research fellow in residence Council on Foreign Relations
    • 1971
      Barnette Miller lecturer, Wellesley College
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