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David Sive

David Sive, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Decorated Purple Heart and oak leaf cluster.


  • Sive, David was born on September 22, 1922 in Brooklyn. Son of Abraham Leon and Rebecca (Schwartz) Sive.

  • Education

    • AB, Brooklyn College, 1943. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1948.


    • Partner Sive, Paget & Riesel, and predecessors, New York City, since 1957. Professor Pace University Law School, White Plains, New York, since 1995. Adjunct professor law Columbia Law School and other law schools, since 1965.

      Short term senior Fulbright scholar, 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.


    • Author: (with Reed Rowley) Rowley on Partnerships, 1959. Contributor articles to law reviews.


    Democratic candidate for New York State Supreme Court, 1965. Democratic candidate for Congress, 1958. Trustee Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 1969-1993.

    With United States Army, 1943-1945. Member American, New York State (Root/Stimson award for public service 1977) bar associations, Association of Bar of City of New York (member executive committee 1972-1976, chairman environmental law committee 1971-1975), American Law Institute, Sierra Club (chairman Atlantic chapter 1968-1969, national director 1968-1969).


    • Married Mary Robinson, July 23, 1948. Children: Rebecca, Helen, Alfred, Walter, Theodore.
    • father: Abraham Leon Sive
    • mother: Rebecca (Schwartz) Sive
    • spouse: Mary Robinson
    • children: Rebecca Sive
    • Helen Sive
    • Alfred Sive
    • Walter Sive
    • Theodore Sive
    David Sive
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    Born September 22, 1922
    • 1943
      Brooklyn College
    • 1948
      Columbia University
    • 1957
      Partner, Sive
    • 1995
      professor, Pace University Law School
      White Plains, New York, United States