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Raymond Peter O'Keefe

Raymond Peter O'Keefe, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York 1954, Florida 1976, United States District Court (southern district): New York 1955, United States Court Claims: 1960, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit): 1963, Supreme Court of the United States Court: 1971. Recipient Alumni award, St. Michael's College, 1961, Humanitarian award, Fordham Law School, 1999.

Background

  • O'Keefe, Raymond Peter was born on January 16, 1928 in New York City. Son of William Bernard and Catherine Irene (Smith) O'Keefe.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, St. Michael's College, 1950. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1953.

    Career

    • Associate Thayer & Gilbert, New York City, 1953—1955. Professor law Fordham University School Law, 1955—1963. Senior associate Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 1963—1968.

      Partner Ide & Haigney, 1968—1974. Senior partner McCarthy, Fingar, Donovan, Drazen & Smith, White Plains, New York, from 1974. Adjunct professor Pace University School Law, White Plains, from 1979, Fordham University School Law, from 1983.

      Lecturer New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, from 1979. Professor St. Thomas of Villanova Miami School Law, from 1984. Visiting professor Thomas M. Cooley School Law, Lansing, 1991, Fordham University School Law, 1992.

      Justice State of New York Justice Court, 1978—1981. With United States Navy, 1945-1948.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1954, Florida 1976, United States District Court (southern district): New York 1955, United States Court Claims: 1960, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit): 1963, Supreme Court of the United States Court: 1971.

    Membership

    Trustee American Irish History Society. Chairman board Westchester Halfway House, 1974—1978. Board directors Westchester Youth Shelter, 1980.

    Member of American Bar Association (commission on youth, drugs and alcoholism 1984), Association of Bar of City of New York, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, Florida Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (chairman special committee on lawyer alcoholism and drug abuse since 1979), Surf Club, Harbor View Club, Larchmont Shore Club.

    Connections

    • Married Stephanie Ann Fitzpatrick, June 19, 1954. Children: Raymond, William, Ann, Kevin, Mary, James, John.
    • father: William Bernard O'Keefe
    • mother: Catherine Irene (Smith) O'Keefe
    • spouse: Stephanie Ann Fitzpatrick
    • children: Raymond O'Keefe
    • William O'Keefe
    • Ann O'Keefe
    • Kevin O'Keefe
    • Mary O'Keefe
    • James O'Keefe
    • John O'Keefe
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    Born January 16, 1928
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