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Thomas Meredith Hampson

Thomas Meredith Hampson, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1955, United States District Court (western district) New York 1955, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Recipient Civil Liberties award New York Civil Liberties Union, Genesee Valley chapter, 1987, Harold Hacker Lifetime Library. Achievement award, 2006.

Background

  • Hampson, Thomas Meredith was born on February 18, 1929 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Harold Snover and Louise Susan (Goetchius) Hampson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Cornell University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws with distinction, Cornell University, 1955.

    Career

    • Associate Harris, Beach, Wilcox, Rubin & Levey, Rochester, New York, 1955-1962. Partner Harris Beach, LLP, 1962—2000. Visiting instructor Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1969-1975.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1955, United States District Court (western district) New York 1955, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.

    Works

    • Radio broadcaster The Jazz Scene, 1960-1980, Jazz Notes, 1979-1981, Mostly Jazz, since 1985. Newspaper columnist, 1985-1988.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    Chairman Monroe County Fair Campaign Practices Committee, Rochester, 1977-1991. Trustee Rochester Public Library., 1976-1998. Director Cornell Laboratory Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, 1984-1990, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, 1990-1998, Rundel Library.

    Foundation, since 1995, president 2007-2010. Board directors New York State Civil Liberties Union, New York City, 1963-1969. Commissioner Rochester Civil Service Commission, 1997-1910, chairman 2000-2003.

    1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association, City Club (president 1965-1966), Philosophers' Club (president 1985-1988).

    Personality

    Interests

    Birding, jazz.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret H. Clark, November 24, 1951 (divorced December 1969). Children: Melissa Clark, Douglas Meredith. Married Zena Collier, December 30, 1969.
    • father: Harold Snover Hampson
    • mother: Louise Susan (Goetchius) Hampson
    • spouses: Margaret H. Clark
    • Zena Collier
    • children: Melissa Clark Hampson
    • Douglas Meredith Hampson
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    Born February 18, 1929
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