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Robert Morris Morgenthau

Robert MORGENTHAU, American lawyer. New York; Board of directors P.R. Legal Defense and Education Fund; Bar Association City of New York.

Background

  • MORGENTHAU, Robert was born on July 31, 1919 in New York, United States. Son of Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and Elinor (nee Fatman) Morgenthau.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Amherst College, 1941. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Amherst College, 1966. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1948.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), New York Law School, 1968. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Syracuse Law School, 1976. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Albany Law School, 1982.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Colgate University, 1988.

    Career

    • Associate Patterson Belknap & Webb, New York City, 1948-1953, partner, 1954-1961. United States atty (southern district ) New York United States Department Justice, 1961-1962, 62-70. District attorney New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney' General’ s Office, New York City, 1975—2010.

      Of counsel Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, since 2010. Lecturer London School Economics, 1993. Special master overseeing New York City's implementation of increasing the numbers of black and Hispanic firefighters, since 2010.

      Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1940-1945.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1949.

    Membership

    Chairman New York City Police Athletic League. Trustee Baron de Hirsch Fund. Chairman Governor's Advisory Committee on Sentencing, 1979.

    Counsel New York State Law Enforcement Council. Chairman A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage. Democratic candidate for Governor of New York, 1962.

    Trustee Temple Emanu-El, New York City. Board directors Puerto Rico Legal Defense and Education Fund. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

    Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (award for Excellence in Public Service 2001), Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York County Lawyers Association (Distinguished Public Service award 1993), Amherst Alumni Association (honorary president 2001), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Pattridge (deceased). Children: Joan, Anne, Elinor, Robert P., Barbara. Married Lucinda Franks, November 19, 1977.

      Children: Joshua, Amy.
    • father: Henry Morgenthau Junior
    • mother: Elinor (Fatman) Morgenthau
    • spouses: Martha Pattridge
    • Lucinda Franks
    • children: Joan Morgenthau
    • Anne Morgenthau
    • Elinor Morgenthau
    • Robert P. Morgenthau
    • Barbara Morgenthau
    • Joshua Morgenthau
    • Amy Morgenthau
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    Born July 31, 1919
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    • 1941
      Amherst College
    • 1966
      Amherst College
    • 1948
      Yale University
    • 1968
      New York Law School
    • 1976
      Syracuse Law School
    • 1982
      Albany Law School
    • 1988
      Colgate University
    • 1948 - 1953
      Associate, Patterson Belknap & Webb
    • 1961 - 1962
      United States atty (southern district ) New York United States Department Justice
    • 1975 - 2010
      district attorney, New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney's Office
    • 2010
      of counsel, Wachtell
      Lipton, Saskatchewan, Canada
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