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Stephen Cooper Samels

Stephen Cooper Samels, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1959, New York 1964, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1963, United States District Court District of Columbia 1965, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1966, United States Supreme Court 1965.

Background

  • Samels, Stephen Cooper was born on February 13, 1932 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Son of Frederick Arthur and Marion Alice (Lowe) Samels.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Law, University Minnesota, 1957. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1959.

    Career

    • Partner Swan, Mattson, Pougiales & Samels, Rochester, Minnesota, 1960—1963. Assistant attorney Olmsted County, 1962—1963. Attorney General Products Division International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Endicott, New York, 1963—1964.

      Staff attorney Federal Systems Division, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1965—1966. Area counsel Systems Manufacturing Division, Rochester, Minnesota, 1967—1972. Staff counsel European Laboratories, Boeblingen, Germany, 1973—1976.

      Senior staff counsel International Business Machines Corporation Europe, Paris, 1977—1979. Counsel Systems Products Division, White Plains, New York, 1980—1982. Senior counsel Office of Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Armonk, since 1982.

      Instructor in negotiable instruments American Banking Association, 1961—1963. With United States Army, 1952-1955.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1959, New York 1964, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1963, United States District Court District of Columbia 1965, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1966, United States Supreme Court 1965.

    Membership

    President Rochester Young Republican Club, 1961. Member of American Bar Association, La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, American Arbitration Association, American Corporation Counsel Association, New York State Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Delta Tau Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Karen Ruth Thrana, January 17, 1959. Children: Cynthia Anne, Elisabeth Marie, Scott Cooper.
    • father: Frederick Arthur Samels
    • mother: Marion Alice (Lowe) Samels
    • spouse: Karen Ruth Thrana
    • children: Cynthia Anne Samels
    • Elisabeth Marie Samels
    • Scott Cooper Samels
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