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Melvin Howard Osterman

Melvin Howard Osterman, American lawyer, writer. Bar: New York 1957, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1957, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1957, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1975, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974.

Background

  • Osterman, Melvin Howard was born on September 26, 1934 in New York City. Son of Melvin Howard and Selma Elsie (Lenz) Osterman.

  • Education

    • AB, Cornell University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws with distinction, Cornell University, 1957.

    Career

    • Associate White & Case, New York City, 1957-1958, 59-62. Law clerk to justice Charles D. Breitel New York App. Division 1st Department, 1958-1959.

      Assistant counsel to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Albany, New York, 1962-1964. Counsel for employee relations, 1968-1972. Associate Graubard Moskowitz McGoldrick Dannett & Horowitz, New York City, 1964-1965, member, 1965-1972.

      Director employee relations State of New York, Albany, 1972-1975. Member Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, 1975—2005. Faculty School Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1974—1976, Empire State College, State University of New York, 1976—1977, Graduate School Public Affairs, State University of New York, Albany, 1979—1986, Siena College, 2000.

      President Northeastern Living and Learning Center, 1981—2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1957, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1957, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1957, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1975, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974.

    Works

    • Author: Productivity Bargaining in New York State, 1975, New York Lawyers Deskbook (Labor Law). Contributor articles to legal publications. Member Cornell Law Review, 1955-1957, Labor Relations in the Public Sector, 1999.

    Membership

    Consultant on judiciary Temporary State Commission on Constitutional Convention, 1966. Special consultant on legal services New York City Board Education, 1967. Member Temporary State Commission on Eminent Domain and Real Property Tax Assessment Review, 1974—1975.

    Consultant New York State School Boards Association, 1978—1986. Member of American Bar Association, Saratoga County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, New York State Bar Association (chairman committee government employee labor relations 1979-1982, executive committee labor law section 1979-1982, 1982-1984, chairman committee government employee labor relations 1984-1987, executive committee labor law section since 1988,).

    Connections

    • Married Norma Grace Meacham, May 29, 1982. Children: Lawrence, Edith, Jeffrey, Laura, Andrew.
    • father: Melvin Howard Osterman
    • mother: Selma Elsie (Lenz) Osterman
    • spouse: Norma Grace Meacham
    • children: Lawrence Osterman
    • Edith Osterman
    • Jeffrey Osterman
    • Laura Osterman
    • Andrew Osterman
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    Born September 26, 1934
    Died August 14, 2005
    (aged 70)
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