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Otis Pratt Pearsall

Otis Pratt Pearsall was American lawyer. Recipient Green Star award Environmental Action Coalition, Inc., 1989, Landmark Lion award New York History district Council, 1993, Lucy G. Moses Preservation Leadership award, New York Landmarks Conservancy, 2000, Forsythia award Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2007, Dewitt Clinton award Greenwood Historic Fund, 2009.


  • Pearsall, Otis Pratt was born on April 25, 1932 in Brooklyn. Son of Willard Hall and Marilla Houghton (Pratt) Pearsall.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1956.


    • Associate Hughes, Hubbard, Blair & Reed, New York City, 1956-1959, 60-63. Assistant United States attorney United States Attorney' General’ s Office Southern District New York, 1959-1960. Partner Hughes Hubbard & Reed, 1964-1991, Arnold & Porter, New York City, 1991—2002.

      Retired, 2002

      Member Art Commission of the City of New York, since 2001. Director Bridgehampton (New York ) Associates, Inc., since 1973, president, since 2004.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Congregationalist


    Board directors Municipal Art Society New York, New York City, 1967-1974, vice president, 1973-1974. Trustee Society for Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, Setauket, New York, 1969-1977, Brooklyn Museum, 1986-1992, 93—, member advisory board, 1992-1993. Board directors Long Island History Society, Brooklyn, 1971-1982.

    Member historic city committee, New York City, 1987-1988. Trustee The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, since 1992. Director New York Preservation Archive Project, since 2003.

    Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member Brooklyn Heights Association (governor, advisory committee since 1960), member American Bar Association, Bridgehampton Club (president 1989-1991), India House Club, California Club, University Club, Phi Beta Kappa.



    Historic building restoration.


    • Married Nancy Jeanne Boden, July 7, 1956. 1 child, Melissa Mather.
    • father: Willard Hall Pearsall
    • mother: Marilla Houghton (Pratt) Pearsall
    • spouse: Nancy Jeanne Boden
    • child: Melissa Mather Pearsall
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    Born April 25, 1932