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David Jonas Bardin

David Jonas Bardin, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1956, District of Columbia 1966, Israel 1970.


  • Bardin, David Jonas was born on June 2, 1933 in New York City. Son of Shlomo and Ruth (Jonas) Bardin.

  • Education

    • AB, Columbia University, 1954. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1956.


    • Attorney, deputy general counsel Federal Power Commission, Washington, 1958-1969. Assistant to attorney general Israel, Jerusalem, 1970-1972. Counsel Israel Environmental Protection Service, 1973.

      Commissioner New Jersey Department Environmental Protection, Trenton, 1974-1977. Deputy administrator Federal Energy Administration, Washington, 1977. Administrator Economic Regulatory Administration, Department Energy, 1977-1980.

      Of counsel, member Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn Professional Limited Liability Company, 1980-2001, retired, 2001. Lecturer law Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv University, University Virginia Extension. With United States Army, 1956-1958.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1956, District of Columbia 1966, Israel 1970.


    • Author: Psychological Coercion and Human Rights, 1994, Bakken Crude Oil Resource of the Williston Basin, 2005, Injecting Carbon Dioxide into the Rocks, 2007. Co-author: AGA Select Gas Use Handbook: Natural Gas for Environmental Control, 1985. Contributor chapters to books.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Member Mayor's Council on Environment, 1999—2001, District of Columbia Zoning Advisory Committee, since 2003. Board managers Adas Israel Congregation, 1998—1999. Trustee The Foundation Jewish Studies, 1991—1999.

    Moot court panel National Association Attorney Generals, since 1993. Trustee Liberty State Park Development Corporation, 1990—2000, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 1991—1999, Mental Health Liaison Group, 1993—2005. Advisory neighborhood commissioner of District of Columbia, 1999—2005.

    Member Mayor's Committee on Adoption Law, 2000—2001. Board directors District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, since 2000. Member District of Columbia Building Code Advisory Committee, 2002—2007.

    Member of American Bar Association, Foundation for Energy Law Journal (board directors 1987-1990), Federal Energy Bar Association 1985-1987, Federal Bar Association.


    • Married Livia Goldeen, March 12, 1961. Children: Jacob, Matthew, Joseph, Sarah.
    • father: Shlomo Bardin
    • mother: Ruth (Jonas) Bardin
    • spouse: Livia Goldeen
    • children: Jacob Bardin
    • Matthew Bardin
    • Joseph Bardin
    • Sarah Bardin
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    Born June 2, 1933