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Richard Edwin Sherwood

Richard Edwin Sherwood, American lawyer. Bar: California 1953. Decorated gold rays with rosette Order of Rising Sun (Japan).


  • Sherwood, Richard Edwin was born on July 24, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Benjamin Berkley and Jennie (Goldeen).

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1952. Sheldon traveling fellow, Harvard University, 1954.


    • Law clerk to Justice Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1954-1955. With firm O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1955-1993, partner, 1964-1993. Visiting lecturer Yale Law School, 1981.

      Visiting professor Sophia University, Tokyo, 1982. Research scholar University Tokyo, 1982. Member California Little Hoover Commission, 1961-1967, White House Task Force Antitrust Policy, 1967-1968.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1953.


    Trustee Los Angeles County Museum Art, 1964-1993, president, 1974-1978, chairman, 1978-1992. Chairman overseers Research and Development Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, 1986-1993. Member visiting committee Harvard Law School, 1969-1975, 86-92.

    Trustee Asia Society, 1978-1993, secretary, 1989-1993. Board directors Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Music Center, 1980-1993, president, 1982-1985, chairman, 1985-1987, chairman executive committee, 1987-1993. Vice president Santa Fe Opera, 1992-1993, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1952-1953.

    Member American Bar Association, California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association (chairman human rights section 1970-1971), International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, International Council, Museum Modern Art.


    • Son of; married Dorothy Lipsey Romonek, July 25, 1953. Children: Elizabeth Deirdre, Benjamin Berkley World War II.
    • father: Benjamin Berkley Son
    • mother: Jennie (Goldeen) Son
    • spouse: Dorothy Lipsey Romonek
    • children: Elizabeth Deirdre Sherwood
    • Benjamin Berkley World War II Sherwood
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    Died April 8, 1993
    (aged 64)