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Leon Thomas Knauer

Leon Thomas Knauer, American lawyer. Bar: Connecticut 1961, District of Columbia 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965. Recipient award for outstanding legal service in media area National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1973, Officer's Cross for legal services to Austria, 1992.


  • Knauer, Leon Thomas was born on July 16, 1932 in New York City. Son of Lawrence R. and Loretta M. (Trainor) Knauer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Fordham University, 1954. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1961.


    • Law clerk United States District Court (District of Columbia), 1960-1961. Associate Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer LLP, Washington, 1961-1968, partner, 1968-1982, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, Washington, since 1982. Instructor Georgetown University Law Center, 1964-1965.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Connecticut 1961, District of Columbia 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965.


    • Editor: Telecommunications Act Handbook: A Complete Reference for Business, 1996, Telecommunications Act of 1996-A Domestic and International Prospective for Business, 1998.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    President Catholic Apostolic Mass Media, 1974-1976, Knights of Malta, since 1979, Thomas More Society of the United States, 1984-1985. Lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member Federal Communications Bar Association (editor Communications Bar Journal 1960-1969, treasurer 1980-1982, member executive committee 1982-1984), Washington Golf and County Club, Cosmos Club Washington, Fordham University Alumni of Washington (president 1982-1985).


    • Married Traude Kunz, September 11, 1976. Children: Robert A., Katrine M.
    • father: Lawrence R. Knauer
    • mother: Loretta M. (Trainor) Knauer
    • spouse: Traude Kunz
    • children: Robert A. Knauer
    • Katrine M. Knauer
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    Born July 16, 1932