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Donald Francis Clifford

Donald Francis Clifford, American law educator. Bar: Colorado l964, United States District Court Colorado l964. Recipient Distinguished Achievement in Education award University Colorado School Law, 1991, Distinguished Achievement award University North Carolina School Law Alumni Association, 1991.


  • Clifford, Donald Francis was born on April 14, 1935 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Donald Francis and Anna (Karchmer) Clifford.

  • Education

    • AB, Catholic University America, 1957. Juris Doctor, University Colorado, 1963.


    • Executive vice president United States National Student Association, Philadelphia, 1957-1958. Director Foreign Student Leadership Project, 1959-1961. Law clerk to presiding judge The United States of America District Court Colorado, Denver, 1963-1964.

      Assistant professor University North Carolina School Law, Chapel Hill, 1964-1967, associate professor, 1967-1972, professor, 1972-1979, Aubrey L. Brooks professor, since 1979, associate dean, 1979-1982, 89-90. Visiting professor numerous law schools. Member drafting committee North Carolina General Statutes Commission, Raleigh, l968-73.

      Reporter North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions, Raleigh, l976-78.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Colorado l964, United States District Court Colorado l964.


    • Author: North Carolina Practice: Uniform Commercial Code Forms Annotated, l968-8l. Contributor numerous articles to legal journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Chairman St. Thomas More Parish Council, Chapel Hill, 1978-1979. Soloist Community Chorus, Chapel Hill., 1983-1992. Member American Bar Association (task force on revision of UCC article 2 since 1990), North Carolina Bar Association (editor business law section 1984-1986), University Colorado School Law Alumni Association (Distinguished Achievement award 1991), Order of Coif, Order of Barristers.



    Music, reading, walking.


    • Married Louise Cucinello, February ll, l96l. Children: Ann Caroline, Mary Louise, Eileen Patricia, Joan Elizabeth, Catherine Frances.
    • father: Donald Francis Clifford
    • mother: Anna (Karchmer) Clifford
    • spouse: Louise Cucinello
    • children: Ann Caroline Clifford
    • Mary Louise Clifford
    • Eileen Patricia Clifford
    • Joan Elizabeth Clifford
    • Catherine Frances Clifford
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    Born April 14, 1935