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Richard Michael Whiston

Richard Michael Whiston, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1968, Connecticut 1978, Florida 1979, District of Columbia 1992, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1977, United States District Court Connecticut 1978, United States Court Claims 1979, United States Tax Court 1977, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977.

Background

  • Whiston, Richard Michael was born on March 1, 1944 in New York City. Son of Michael W. and Dorothy M. (Kussman) Whiston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics cum laude, University Pennsylvania, 1964. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1968.

    Career

    • Associate Kelley, Drye, Warren, New York City, 1970-1977. Deputy division counsel Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, 1977-1978. Assistant general counsel United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, 1980-1982.

      Division counsel Latin American operations Otis Elevator Company, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1978-1980, division counsel European operations Paris, 1982-1983, vice president counsel Northern American operations Farmington, Connecticut, 1983-1985, vice president, general counsel, secretary, 1985-1990, Carrier World Headquarters, Farmington, 1990-1992. Senior vice president, general counsel United Technologies division Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, 1993-1996, executive vice president, general counsel, since 1996. President Space & Russian Operations, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1968, Connecticut 1978, Florida 1979, District of Columbia 1992, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1977, United States District Court Connecticut 1978, United States Court Claims 1979, United States Tax Court 1977, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served to captain United States Army, 1968-1970. Member Alpha Beta Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: commercial pilot.

    Connections

    • father: Michael W. Whiston
    • mother: Dorothy M. (Kussman) Whiston
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    Born March 1, 1944
    (age 73)
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