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Paul Michael Bator

Paul Michael Bator, Hungarian, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York bar 1958. Fellow American Academy Arts and Science; member American Law Institute.


  • Bator, Paul Michael was born on July 2, 1929 in Budapest, Hungary. Came to the United States, 1939. Naturalized, 1945. Son of Victor and Franciska Elisabeth (Sichermann) Bator.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Groton School, 1947. AB, Princeton University, 1951. Master of Arts in History, Harvard University, 1953.

      Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1956.


    • Law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harlan, 1956-1957. Associate firm Debevoise, Plimpton & McLean, New York City, 1957-1959. Assistant professor law Harvard Law School, 1959-1962, professor, 1962-1985, associate dean, 1971-1975, Bromley professor, 1981-1985.

      Deputy solicitor general, counselor Solicitor General of the United States, 1983-1984. John P. Wilson professor of law University Chicago, 1985-1989. Of counsel Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, 1985-1989.

      Visiting professor law University California, Berkeley, 1966, Stanford University, 1971-1972, University Chicago, 1978-1979.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York bar 1958.


    • Co-author: Hart and Wechsler's Federal Courts and the Federal System, 3d edit, 1988. Author: The International Trade in Art, 1983.


    Fellow American Academy Arts and Science. Member American Law Institute.


    • Married Alice Garrett Hoag, June 2, 1956. Children– Thomas Ewing, Michael G., Julia F.
    • father: Victor Bator
    • mother: Franciska Elisabeth (Sichermann) Bator
    • spouse: Alice Garrett Hoag
    • children: Thomas Ewing Bator
    • Michael G. Bator
    • Julia F. Bator
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    Born July 2, 1929
    Died February 24, 1989
    (aged 59)