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Ralph Earle, II

Ralph Earle, II, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1955, Pennsylvania 1957, District of Columbia 1980.


  • II, Ralph Earle, was born on September 26, 1928 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George Howard and Huberta (Potter) E.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1955.


    • Law clerk United States District Court, 1955-1956. Associate, then partner Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, 1956-1968, 72-73. Principal deputy assistant secretary international security affairs United States Department Defense, Washington, 1968-1969.

      Defense advisor United States mission to North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1969-1972. Representative to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II United States Arms Control/Disarmament Agency (Arms Control and Disarmament Agency), 1973-1977, ambassdor, alternate chairman United States del, 1977-1978, chairman, 1978-1980, special representative for arms control and disarmament negotiations, 1977-1980, director, 1980-1981. Associate Center for Foreign Policy Development, Brown University, Providence, 1981-1982.

      Partner Earle and Greene & Company, Stamford, Connecticut, 1982-1983, Baker & Daniels, Washington, 1983-1986. National policy director Lawyers Alliance for World Security, 1987-1990, chairman, board directors, 1990-1994. Deputy director Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, 1994-1999.

      Visiting professor Indiana University Law School, 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1955, Pennsylvania 1957, District of Columbia 1980.


    Served with Army of the United States, 1950-1952. Member American Law Institute, Council Foreign Relations, International Institute Strategic Studies, Philadelphia Club, Metropolitan Club (Washington), Harvard Club (president Philadelphia club 1967-1968), Brook Club (New York City), Rockaway Hunting Club (Long Island), Lawrence Beach (Long Island) Club.


    • Married Eleanor Forbes Owens, November 29, 1952 (divorced 1985). Children: Eleanor F., Ralph III, Duncan O., Amanda W., Caroline E. Married Julie von Sternberg Collins, May 23, 1986.
    • father: George Howard E.
    • mother: Huberta (Potter) E.
    • spouses: Eleanor Forbes Owens
    • Julie von Sternberg Collins
    • children: Eleanor F. II
    • Ralph III
    • Duncan O. II
    • Amanda W. II
    • Caroline E. II
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    Born September 26, 1928