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William Sloan Greenawalt

William Sloan Greenawalt, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1962, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1962, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1962, United States Supreme Court 1966.


  • Greenawalt, William Sloan was born on March 4, 1934 in Brooklyn. Son of Kenneth William and Martha Frances (Sloan) Greenawalt.

  • Education

    • AB, Cornell University, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1961.


    • Associate Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, 1961—1965. Director Northeast regional legal services United States Office Economic Opportunity, 1965—1968. Associate Rogers & Wells, 1968—1969, partner, 1969—1977, senior partner, 1977—1981, Halperin, Shivitz, Eisenberg, Schneider & Greenawalt, New York City, 1981—1986, Eisenberg Honig Fogler Greenawalt & Davis, New York City, 1986—1991, Bangser Klein Rocca & Blum, New York City, 1991—1993, Loselle Greenawalt Kaplan Blair & Adler, New York City, 1993—1997, Loselle Greenawalt Kaplan & Blair, New York City, 1997—1999, Meyer Greenawalt Taub & Wild, LLP, New York City, 1999—2001.

      Private practice, 2001—2005. Counsel McCarthy Fingar LLP, since 2005. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1962, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1962, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1962, United States Supreme Court 1966.


    • Board editors: Yale Law Journal, 1959-1961. Contributor articles in field to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Congregationalist


    Chairman board directors Applied Resources, Incorporated, New York York City, 1968-1970. Chairman National Council Crime and Delinquency, Westchester, 1970-1971, Community Aid Employment Ex-Offenders, Westchester, New York, 1971. President Legal Services of Hudson Valley (formerly Westchester-Putnam Legal Services), 1971-1974, board directors, 1975-1991, Farrel Corporation, 2005-2007.

    Member New York State Governor's Task Force on Elementary and Secondary Education, 1974-1975. Member President Carter's Task Force on Criminal Justice, 1976. Advisory council New York State Senate Democrats, since 1978.

    Assistant, acting treasurer New York State Democratic, 1990-1996, vice chair, 1996-2000, 9th judicial district representative since 2002, state committee, since 1974, executive committee 1990-2000, 02-. Chair Greenburgh Democratic, 1997-2002. Member Greenburgh Recreation Commission, 1976-1983, Democratic Statewide Special Commission on Political Ethics, 1986-1987, Statewide Special Commission on Election Law and Campaign Spending Reform, 1989-1995.

    President Westchester Crime Victims Assistance Agency, 1981-1982. Commissioner Taconic State Park, Recreation and History Preservation Commission, 1984-1996, since 2004, chairman, 1989-1996. Vice chairman New York State Council on Park, Recreation and History Preservation, 1989-1994.

    New York State Recreation and Park Society, since 1998. Moderator Scarsdale Congressional Church, 1988-1990. Member Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board, since 1998, vice chairman, 1999-2004, chairman since 2004, Westchester White-Tailed Deer Impact and Forest Regeneration Citizens' Task Force, since 2006.

    Member Westchester County Executives Transition Team on Planning, 1997. Lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1956-1958, with Reserve, 1961-1968. Fellow New York Bar Foundation.

    Member American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (panel commercial arbitrators since 1977), National Recreation and Park Association, New York State Bar Association (chairman committee on availability of legal services 1968-1970, chairman action unit 3 1979-1981, chairman special commission on alternatives to judicial resolution of disputes 1981-1985), Westchester County Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, Sphinx Head, Aleph Samach, United States Tennis Association, County Tennis Club Westchester (Scarsdale, New York, president 1979-1980), Yale Club, Phi Alpha Delta, Chi Psi.


    • Married Jane DeLano Plunkett, August 17, 1957 (divorced May 1986). Married Peggy Ellen Freed Tomarkin, October 31, 1987. Children: John DeLano, David Sloan, Katherine Downs.
    • father: Kenneth William Greenawalt
    • mother: Martha Frances (Sloan) Greenawalt
    • spouses: Jane DeLano Plunkett
    • Peggy Ellen Freed Tomarkin
    • children: John DeLano Greenawalt
    • David Sloan Greenawalt
    • Katherine Downs Greenawalt
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    Born March 4, 1934