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James Richard Cogan

James Richard Cogan, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1954. Associate Knight St. John of Jerusalem.


  • Cogan, James Richard was born on January 31, 1928 in Jersey City. Son of Frank and Lillian (Blankley) Cogan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1953.


    • Associate Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, 1953-1957, Alexander & Green, New York City, 1957-1962, partner, 1962-1986, Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green, Professional Corporation, New York City, since 1987. Trustee, treasurer Bunbury Company, Inc. President, director S. Forest Company, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1954.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Chairman board directors Grafton Village Cheese Company. Board directors American Friends of Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp, Corporation for Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen. Trustee Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation.

    Chairman board trustees Windham Foundation, Grafton, Vermont. Member choir school committee St. Thomas Church With United States Army, 1946-1947. Member American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, American College Trust and Estate Counsel, Association of Bar of City of New York, Salmagundi Artists Club, Yale Club.


    • Married Arrial Seelye, May 14, 1955. Children– Sarah, George, Julia.
    • father: Frank Cogan
    • mother: Lillian (Blankley) Cogan
    • spouse: Arrial Seelye
    • children: Sarah Cogan
    • George Cogan
    • Julia Cogan
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    Born January 31, 1928