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Murray Drabkin

Murray Drabkin, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1953, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1954, New York 1966, United States Supreme Court 1972.

Background

  • Drabkin, Murray was born on August 3, 1928 in New York City. Son of Max Drabkin and Minnie Masin.

  • Education

    • AB, Hamilton College, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1953.

    Career

    • Counsel committee on judiciary United States House of Representatives, 1957-1966. Special assistant to mayor City of New York, 1966-1968. Private practice New York City and Washington, 1968-1982.

      Partner Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Washington, 1983-1992. Retired, 1992; of counsel Hopkins & Sutter, 1992-2000. Director Connecticut State Revenue Task Force, 1969-1971.

      Member advisory committee Federal Reserve Systems, 1970-1971, member District of Columbia Tax Revision Committee, 1976-1977. Trustee Auto-Train Corporation.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1953, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1954, New York 1966, United States Supreme Court 1972.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Served with United States Navy, 1953-1957, to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve. Member National Bankruptcy Conference (executive committee, chairman committee on ready reckoner reorganization, chairman committee on bankruptcy crimes), New York County Lawyers Association (chairman committee on bankruptcy 1987-1988), Association Bar City of New York (committee on municipal affairs 1989-1992), American College Bankruptcy (fellow), National Conference Bankruptcy Judges (honorary), Harvard Club Washington (president 2000-2002, board directors 1996-2004), Harvard Club New York City, Harvard Alumni Association (committee nomination overseers and directors, grad schls. committee, clubs committee, commencement committee, continuing education committee), Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors, since 2009, Fellows of Phi Beta Kappa Society (board directors since 1996, president since 2001), Cosmos Club, National Press Club, Chesapeake Bay Bermuda 40 Association.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Elizabeth Hooper, November 27, 1971.
    • father: Max Drabkin
    • mother: Minnie Masin
    • spouse: Mary Elizabeth Hooper
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    Born August 3, 1928
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