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Lynn Dillon Gates

Lynn Dillon Gates, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1977, United States District Court (western district) New York 1977. Grantee, Sea Grant Committee, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1975, Criminal Justice Grant Committee, State University of New York, 1975.


  • Gates, Lynn Dillon was born on August 18, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Freeman Egbert and Katherine (Dillon) Gates.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Smith College, 1967. Juris Doctor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1976.


    • Vice president Barrio Union Scholastic Community Action, Los Angeles, 1967—1971. Producer KCET-television, 1968—1969. Newswriter, producer KABC-television, 1969—1971.

      Associate editor Industrial Marketing Magazine, New York City, 1971—1972. Associate Smith, Murphy, Schoepperle, Buffalo, 1976—1984, partner, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1977, United States District Court (western district) New York 1977.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Treasurer Congressional Campaign Peter Gerace, Buffalo, 1976. Member Community Development Task Force, 1977—1981. Board directors Women Downtown, since 1992, Roswell Park Cancer Hospital Alliance, since 1977.

    Member of Erie County Bar Foundation, Erie County Bar Association, Western New York Women Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, Smith College (Buffalo) (treasurer 1981-1985), Buffalo Athletic Club, Saturn Club (board directors since 1997).


    • Married Daniel S. Drury Gates, June 25, 1983. Children: Julia Dillon Drury, Laura Lynn Drury.
    • father: Freeman Egbert Gates
    • mother: Katherine (Dillon) Gates
    • spouse: Daniel S. Drury Gates
    • children: Julia Dillon Drury Gates
    • Laura Lynn Drury Gates
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    Born August 18, 1945
    (age 72)