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Melvin Leonard Zurier

Melvin Leonard Zurier, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1953, Rhode Island 1957, United States District Court Rhode Island 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1958, United States Court Military Appeals 1958, United States District Court Massachusetts 1975.

Background

  • Zurier, Melvin Leonard was born on April 30, 1929 in Providence. Son of Louis and Frances C. Zurier.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1953.

    Career

    • Associate Weller, Reynolds & Johnson, Providence, 1957-1961. Executive counsel Governor Rhode Island, 1961-1962. Partner Temkin, Merolla & Zurier, Providence, 1962-1982.

      Senior partner Licht and Semonoff and predecessor firm, 1982. Of counsel Tillinghast, Licht & Semonoff, 1966. Member Rhode Island Judicial Council, 1972-1982.

      Member Rhode Island Commission on Uniform State Laws, 1958-1963.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1953, Rhode Island 1957, United States District Court Rhode Island 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1958, United States Court Military Appeals 1958, United States District Court Massachusetts 1975.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    President Temple Beth El, Providence, 1985-1988. Member Providence City Plan Commission, 1997. Member Rhode Island Ethics Commission, since 1997.

    Colonel Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force, 1954-1957, Reserve retired 1979. Member American Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Assn, Harvard Club of Rhode Island (president 1978-1980).

    Connections

    • Married Janet R. Zurier, July 4, 1951. Children: Rebecca, Samuel, Benjamin, Sarah.
    • father: Louis Zurier
    • mother: Frances C. Zurier
    • spouse: Janet R. Zurier
    • children: Rebecca Zurier
    • Samuel Zurier
    • Benjamin Zurier
    • Sarah Zurier
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