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Victor Montagne Earle, III

Victor Montagne Earle, III was American lawyer. Bar: New York 1960, United States Supreme Court 1963. Recipient Constitutional Law prize Columbia University.


  • III, Victor Montagne Earle, was born on June 13, 1933 in New York City. Son of Victor Montagne and Marian Jeanette (Litonius) E.

  • Education

    • AB, Williams College, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1959.


    • Law clerk to Honorary Leonard Moore, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit), 1959-1960. Associate Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1960-1968. General counsel Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler, 1968-1986, Peat, Marwick International, 1978-1986.

      Partner Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, New York City, 1986-1989. Senior vice president, general counsel Minet, 1989-1993. General counsel KWELM Company and KWELM Holdings, London, 1993—1998, KWELM Company and KWELM Holdings Ltd., New York City, 1993-1998, senior counsel, 1998-2000.

      Of counsel O'Melveny & Myers, 2000—2008. Lecturer constitutional and corporation law issues, United States and abroad.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1960, United States Supreme Court 1963.


    • Contributor articles to professional journal and popular magazine.


    Member Lawyers Committee Civil Rights, 1970-2000. With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member of Fund for Modern Court (board directors 1974—2005), Legal Aid Society 1980-1986, Association Bar of City of New York (judiciary committee 1983-1986), American Law Institute (life), Columbia University Alumni Association (board directors 1982-1987).


    • Married Lois MacKennan, December 28, 1955 (divorced January 1980). Children: Jane Stewart, Susan Elizabeth, Anne McCallum. Married Karen Peterson Howard, August 24, 1985.
    • father: Victor Montagne E.
    • mother: Marian Jeanette (Litonius) E.
    • spouses: Lois MacKennan
    • Karen Peterson Howard
    • children: Jane Stewart III
    • Susan Elizabeth III
    • Anne McCallum III
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    Born June 13, 1933