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Richard Ayres Givens

Richard Ayres Givens, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1959, United States District Center (southern and eastern districts) New York 1960, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States Court Claims 1980, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1981.

Background

  • Givens, Richard Ayres was born on June 16, 1932 in New York City. Son of Meredith Bruner and Ruth Wheelock (Ayres) Givens.

  • Education

    • AB, Columbia University, 1953. Master of Science in Economics, University Wisconsin, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1959.

    Career

    • Associate Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, New York City, 1959-1961. Assistant United States attorney Southern District New York, 1961-1971. Regional director Federal Trade Commission, New York City, 1971-1977.

      Counsel Botein, Hays & Sklar, 1977-1989. Law clerk to Honorary Vincent L. Broderick United States District Court (southern district) New York, White Plains, 1992-1995. Law secretary to Honorary Jay Gold acting Supreme Court Justice New York, 1995-1996.

      Chairman program on drafting documents in plain language, 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1959, United States District Center (southern and eastern districts) New York 1960, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1966, United States Court Claims 1980, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1981.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (chairman task force on simplification 1985-1989, legislation committee, antitrust section 1980-1983), Association of Bar of City of New York.

    Connections

    • Married Janet Eaton, August 24, 1957. Children: Susan Ruth, Jane Lucile.
    • father: Meredith Bruner Givens
    • mother: Ruth Wheelock (Ayres) Givens
    • spouse: Janet Eaton
    • children: Susan Ruth Givens
    • Jane Lucile Givens
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    Born June 16, 1932
    Died February 7, 2003
    (aged 70)
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