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Alvin L. Gray

Alvin L. Gray, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio, United States Court Military Appeals, Supreme Court of the United States Court. Recipient Man of Year award American Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training, 1976.

Background

  • Gray, Alvin L. was born on February 3, 1928 in Cleveland. Son of Reuben Abraham and Lottie (Weingarden) Gray.

  • Education

    • Student, Denison University, 1945. Student, Union College, Schenectady, 1946. AB, Western Reserve University, 1949.

      Bachelor of Laws, Western Reserve University, 1951.

    Career

    • Sole practice, Cleveland, 1951-1976. Senior partner Gray, Luria & Belkin, Attorneys, 1976-1986, of counsel, since 1986. Vice president, director Media-Com, Inc., Kent, Ohio, 1971-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio, United States Court Military Appeals, Supreme Court of the United States Court.

    Works

    • Author: A Visit to the Soviet Refuseniks, 1978 (special achievement award 1978). Editor The Catalyst journal of political thought, 1974-1980 (special achievement award 1981).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Vice president American Jewish Congress, New York City, 1974-1987, Jewish Welfare Board, New York City, since 1987. President Jewish Vocational Service, Cleveland, 1977-1978, Jewish Community Center, Cleveland, 1979-1982, American Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training, New York City, 1983-1986. Vice president World Organization for Rehabilitation through Training Union, London, 1983-1986, secretary 1986-1990.

    Associate treasurer Jewish Community Federation, Cleveland, 1985-1986, treasurer 1987-1989. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946. Member Ohio Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Bar Association (chairman liaison committee 1975-1979), Association Trial Lawyers American, Supreme Court of the United States Court Bar Association, United States Court Military Appeals Bar Association Clubs: Oakwood (Cleveland).

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, foreign travel, communal activism.

    Connections

    • Married Anita Marie Belsito, November 30, 1975. Children– Lottie Mara, Rachel Evan.
    • father: Reuben Abraham Gray
    • mother: Lottie (Weingarden) Gray
    • spouse: Anita Marie Belsito
    • children: Lottie Mara Gray
    • Rachel Evan Gray
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    Born February 3, 1928
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