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Rufus King

Rufus King, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1944, District of Columbia 1948, Maryland 1953. Recipient award Drug Policy Foundation, 1989, Lifetime Achievement award, Association Drug Reform Organizations, 1998, service award National Organization for Reform Marijuana Laws, 1999.

Background

  • King, Rufus was born on March 25, 1917 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Rufus Gunn and Marian (Towle) King.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton University, 1938. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1941. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1943.

    Career

    • Instructor Princeton University, 1938-1939. Partner Rice & King, Washington, 1953-1964. Private practice, 1964-1975.

      Partner King & Newmyer, 1977-1983. Of counsel Berliner & Maloney, from 1983, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, from 1989. Counsel Senate Crime Committee, 1951, also other congressional committees.

      Consultant National Commission Law Enforcement and Administration Justice. Chairman joint committee on narcotic drugs American Bar Association and American Medical Association, since 1956. Director Drug Policy Foundation, 1988-1989, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1944, District of Columbia 1948, Maryland 1953.

    Works

    Membership

    President Montgomery County Community Psychiatric Clinic. Member American Bar Association (chairman criminal law section 1957-1960, secretary 1954-1957, member house of deals 1960-1966, chairman special committee atomic attack since 1962, delegate section individual rights, member special committee on standards for administration criminal justice), New York State Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Bar Association District of Columbia, American Law Institute (life) Clubs: Princeton (New York City). Metropolitan (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Janice L. Chase, June 15, 1941 (divorced June 1951). Children: Rufus III, Agnes S. Married Elvine R. Rankine, November 23, 1973.
    • father: Rufus Gunn King
    • mother: Marian (Towle) King
    • spouses: Janice L. Chase
    • Elvine R. Rankine
    • children: Rufus III King
    • Agnes S. King
    Rufus King
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    Died December 28, 1999
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Princeton University
    • 1941
      Stanford University
    • 1943
      Yale University
    • 1938 - 1939
      Instructor, Princeton University
    • 1953 - 1964
      partner, Rice & King
      Washington, United States
    • 1964 - 1975
      private practice
    • 1977 - 1983
      partner, King & Newmyer