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David Foster Dobbins

David Foster Dobbins, American lawyer. Member board governors Young Republican Club, New York City, 1962-1968. Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy, 1950-1953. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, Ken Court Club, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

  • Dobbins, David Foster was born on August 22, 1928 in Cleveland. Son of Verne Foster and Ida Wells (Smith) Dobbins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1956.

    Career

    • Associate Dwight, Royall, Harris, Koegel & Caskey, New York City, 1956-1957. Law clerk to Honorary Leonard P. Moore United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit), 1957-1958. Associate Dwight, Royall, Harris, Koegel & Caskey, 1958-1960, Lane, Krotinger & Santoka, Cleveland, 1961-1962.

      Associate to partner Royall, Koegel, Rogers & Wells, 1962-1977. Partner Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP, 1977—2000, of counsel, since 2001. Board directors All-O-Matic Inds., Jackson Heights, New York, 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1957, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1957, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1958, Ohio 1961, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1978, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1980, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1980, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1982, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1983, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1985.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member board governors Young Republican Club, New York City, 1962-1968. Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy, 1950-1953. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, Ken Court Club, Phi Delta Phi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Jogging, climbing, skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Iris McKee, September 27, 1953 (divorced 1983). Children: David Junior, Carol, James.
    • father: Verne Foster Dobbins
    • mother: Ida Wells (Smith) Dobbins
    • spouse: Iris McKee
    • children: David Junior Dobbins
    • Carol Dobbins
    • James Dobbins
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    Born August 22, 1928
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