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Jonathan Brewster Bingham

Jonathan Brewster Bingham, American former congressman, lawyer. Bar: New York 1940. Yale Corporation fellow, 1949-1951; recipient Staff citation War Department, 1945.

Background

  • Bingham, Jonathan Brewster was born on April 24, 1914 in New Haven. Son of Hiram and Alfreda (Mitchell) Bingham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1936. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1939.

    Career

    • Practiced in New York City, 1939-1941, 46-51, 53-54, 59-61, 83–. With O.P.A., 1941-1942. Chief Alien Enemy Control Section, Department State, 1945-1946, assistant director Office International Security Affairs, 1951.

      Deputy administrator Technology Cooperative (Point Four), 1951-1953. Member firm Goldwater & Flynn, 1959-1961. Secretary to governor New York State, 1955-1958.

      United States representative in United Nations Trusteeship Council, 1961-1962, president, 1962. Principal adviser to the United States ambassador to United Nations on colonial and trusteeship questions, 1961-1962. United States representative with rank ambassador UNECOSOC, 1962-1963.

      Also alternate representative 15th-18th General Assemblies. Member United States mission United Nations, 1961-1964, 89th-92d congresses from 23d District New York, 93d-97th congresses from 22d District New York. Member foreign affairs and interior and insular affairs committee, chairman subcommittee on international economic policy and trade.

      Special counsel Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn New York City, from 1983. Lecturer Columbia University School Law.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1940.

    Works

    • Author: Shirt Sleeve Diplomacy-Point 4 in Action, 1954, (with Alfred M. Bingham) Violence and Democracy, 1970
    • also articles.

    Membership

    Board directors People for American Way, United Nations Development Corporation, Institute International Education. Board directors United States Committee United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Population Crisis Committee. Co-chairman Franklin Delano Roosevelt Four Freedoms Foundation.

    President Bronx County Society Mental Health, 1960-1962. Member, past president Bronx Boys' Club. Trustee emeritus 20th Century Fund.

    Served to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Association Bar City New York, Council Foreign Relations New York City Clubs: Century Association (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married June Rossbach, September 20, 1939. Children: Sherrell Bingham Downes, June Mitchell Bingham Esselstyn, Timothy Woodbridge, Claudia Rossbach (now Gurunam Bhajan Kaur Khalsa).
    • father: Hiram Bingham
    • mother: Alfreda (Mitchell) Bingham
    • spouse: June Rossbach
    • children: Sherrell Bingham Downes Bingham
    • June Mitchell Bingham Esselstyn Bingham
    • Timothy Woodbridge Bingham
    • Claudia Rossbach Bingham (now Gurunam Bhajan Kaur Khalsa)
    Jonathan Brewster Bingham
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    Born April 24, 1914
    Died July 3, 1986
    (aged 72)
    Nationality
    • 1936
      Yale University
    • 1939
      Yale University
    • 1939 - 1941
      Practice, d in New York City
    • 1941 - 1942
      with O.P.A.
    • 1945 - 1946
      chief Alien Enemy Control Section
    • 1951 - 1953
      deputy administrator, Technology Cooperative (Point Four)
    • 1955 - 1958
      secretary, to governor New York State
    • 1959 - 1961
      member, firm Goldwater & Flynn
    • 1961 - 1962
      principal adviser to United States ambassador, to United Nations on colonial and trusteeship questions
    • 1961 - 1964
      member, United States mission United Nations
    • 1962 - 1963
      United States representative with rank ambassador, UNECOSOC
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