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Elias Abelson

Elias Abelson, American lawyer. Bar: New Jersey 1960, United States District Court New Jersey 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1969, United States Claims Court 1969, United States Tax Court 1969, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1973.

Background

  • Abelson, Elias was born on November 17, 1932 in New York City. Son of Harry and Lucille (Margulies) Abelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, 1954. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1959.

    Career

    • Deputy attorney general State of New Jersey, Trenton, 1960—1963, 1964—1968, assistant attorney general, 1968—1988. Associate Green, Robinson & Deitz, 1963—1964. General counsel Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1988—1998.

      Retired, 1998

      Member New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee, 1985—1988. Lecturer in field; Walter E. Edge lecturer Princeton University, 1976. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1954-1956.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New Jersey 1960, United States District Court New Jersey 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1969, United States Claims Court 1969, United States Tax Court 1969, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1973.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Secretary Princeton Folk Music Society, 1976—1978. Vice chairman Princeton University Concerts Committee, 1978—1982. Trustee Gr. Princeton Youth Orchestra, 1984—1988, vice chairman, 1985—1986, chairman, 1986—1988.

    Board library trustees City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2006, chair, 2009. Member of Union County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, National Association College & University Attorneys, Columbia Law School Alumni Association New Jersey (secretary 1982-1984, trustee 1984-1988).

    Connections

    • Married Isobel Faith Schiffman, September 8, 1957. Children: Adam Samuel, Joshua Tobin, Matthew Noah.
    • father: Harry Abelson
    • mother: Lucille (Margulies) Abelson
    • spouse: Isobel Faith Schiffman
    • children: Adam Samuel Abelson
    • Joshua Tobin Abelson
    • Matthew Noah Abelson
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    Born November 17, 1932
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