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Adrian William De Wind, American lawyer.


Wind, Adrian William De was born on December 1, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Norman and Ethel (Andrews) De Wind.


AB, Grinnell College, Iowa, 1934. Student, University Paris, Sorbonne, 1933. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1937.

Doctor of Laws, City College of New York, 1976.


With Sage, Gray, Todd & Sims, New York City, 1937-1943, United States Department Treasury, 1943-1948, assistant tax legislation counsel, 1945-1947, tax legislation counsel, 1947-1948. Partner Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1948-1984, of counsel, 1984—2009. Lecturer taxation New York University School Law, 1948-1954.

Chief counsel, subcommittee on administration of internal revenue laws, United States House Ways & Means Committee, Washington, 1951-1952. Member President's Task Force on Tax Policy, 1961. Member advisory group to Commissioner Internal Revenue, 1966-1967.

Member Mayor's Task Force on New York Constnl. Convention, 1967; delegate Democratic National Convention, 1968. Chairman special task force on taxation Council on Economy of New York, 1976.

Board directors Revson Foundation, Inc. Chairman Temporary Commission on Banking, Insurance and Finance Services, New York City, 1983-1984.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to legal periodicals.


Board directors, member executive committee National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Board directors New World Foundation, National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, Committee for Modern Courts, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights. Chairman board directors Natural Resources Defense Council.

Trustee New School Social Research. Board visitors City College of New New York. Fellow American Bar Foundation, New York Bar Foundation.

Member American Law Institute, American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York (vice president 1975-1976, president 1976-1978), New York State Bar Association.


Married Joan Elizabeth Mosenthal, June 21, 1941 (deceased 1997). Children: Barbara, Adrian William Andrews, Susan (Mistress Robert R. Kesner), John Stone.

Norman Wind

Ethel (Andrews) De Wind

Joan Elizabeth Mosenthal

Barbara Wind

Adrian William Andrews Wind

Susan Wind (Mistress Robert R. Kesner)

John Stone Wind