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Nathaniel Stone Preston

Nathaniel Stone Preston, American Lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1981, Maryland. 1989.


  • Preston, Nathaniel Stone was born on March 1, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jerome and Iva Harpster (Stone) Preston.

  • Education

    • AB with distinction, Boston University, 1950. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1960.

      Juris Doctor summa cum laude, American University, 1981.


    • Instructor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1953-1955;lecturer, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1957;lecturer, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1957-1958;instructor, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1959-1961;from assistant professor to professor, American U., Washington, 1961-1979;director Washington semester program, American U., Washington, 1961-1973;vice president academic affairs, American U., Washington, 1973-1976;university professor emeritus, American U., Washington, since 1979;associate, Wald, Harkrader & Ross, Washington, 1981-1985;partner, Hamilton & Preston, Washington, 1986-1987;private practice, Washington, 1987-1997;partner, Preston & Elliot, Chevy Chase, since 1997. General counsel Washington Ednl. Development Institute, 1986-1991, Iona House, Inc., since 1983.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member advisory committee on Canada-United States relations United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, 1975-1981. Trustee The Potomac School, McLean, Virginia, 1979-1985. President Iona House, Inc., Washington, 1981-1983.

    Member Mayor's Advisory Task Force on Home Care Licensure, Washington, 1985-1986. Director Homemaker Health Aid Service of National Capitol Area, 1992-1995. Member American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

    Chevy Chase (Maryland).



    Avocations: Letterprss printing, golf, fly-fishing, woodworking.


    • Married Ravida Duryée Kennedy, November 22, 1958. Children: Emily P. Brunkhurst, Andrew Greeley, Sarah Preston Schrott.
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    Died November 27, 2009
    (aged 81)