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Louis Heilprin Pollak

Louis Heilprin Pollak, American federal judge. Bar: New York 1949, Connecticut 1956, Pennsylvania 1976.

Background

  • Pollak, Louis Heilprin was born on December 7, 1922 in New York City. Son of Walter and Marion (Heilprin) Pollak.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1943. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1948. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wilkes University, 2002.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia University, 2004. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Roger Williams University, 2005.

    Career

    • Law clerk to Justice Rutledge Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1948-1949. With Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1949-1951. Special assistant to Ambassador Philip C. Jessup State Department, 1951-1953.

      Assistant counsel Amalgmated Clothing Workers American, 1954-1955. Member faculty Yale Law School, 1955-1974, dean, 1965-1970. Greenfield professor University Pennsylvania, 1974-1978, dean Law School, 1975-1978, lecturer, since 1980.

      Judge United States Dist Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1978—1991, senior judge, since 1991. Visiting lecturer Howard University School Law, 1953. Visiting professor University Michigan Law School, 1961, Columbia Law School, 1962.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1949, Connecticut 1956, Pennsylvania 1976.

    Membership

    Member New Haven Board Education, 1962-1968. Chairman Connecticut advisory committee United States Civil Rights Commission, 1962-1963. Member board National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund, 1960-1978, vice president, 1971-1978.

    Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member of American Bar Association (chairman section individual rights 1970-1971, Spirit of Excellence award 2003), American Law Institute (council since 1978), American Academy Political and Social Science (board directors since 2001), American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Association Bar City New York, Philadelphia Bar Association, Federal Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Katherine Weiss, July 25, 1952. Children: Nancy, Elizabeth, Susan, Sarah, Deborah.
    • father: Walter Pollak
    • mother: Marion (Heilprin) Pollak
    • spouse: Katherine Weiss
    • children: Nancy Pollak
    • Elizabeth Pollak
    • Susan Pollak
    • Sarah Pollak
    • Deborah Pollak
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    Born December 7, 1922
    Nationality
    • 1943
      Harvard University
    • 1948
      Yale University
    • 2002
      Wilkes University
    • 2004
      Columbia University
    • 2005
      Roger Williams University
    • 1948 - 1949
      Law clerk, to Justice Rutledge United States Supreme Court
    • 1949 - 1951
      with Paul
    • 1951 - 1953
      special assistant, to Ambassador Philip C. Jessup State Department
    • 1954 - 1955
      assistant, counsel Amalgmated Clothing Workers American
    • 1955 - 1974
      member, faculty Yale Law School
      Dean, Victoria, Australia
    • 1965 - 1970
      member, faculty Yale Law School
      Dean, Victoria, Australia
    • 1974 - 1978
      Greenfield professor, University Pennsylvania
    • 1975 - 1978
      Greenfield professor, University Pennsylvania
    • 1978 - 1991
      judge United States Dist Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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