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educator , lawyer

Alexander Mordecai Bickel, Romanian educator, lawyer. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Guggenheim fellow, fellow Center for Advanced Study in Behavorial Sciences, 1970-1971; Member American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Bickel, Alexander Mordecai was born on December 17, 1924 in Bucharest, Rumania. Son of Solomon and Yetta (Schafer) Bickel.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1943. Bachelor of Science, College City New York, 1947. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1949.

Master of Arts (honorary), Yale, 1960.

Career

Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1950, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar, 1959. Law clerk to chief judge The United States of America Court Appeals, Boston, 1949-1950. Law officer State Department, 1950-1952.

Law clerk to Supreme Court of the United States Court Justice Frankfurter, 1952-1953. Special assistant to director policy planning staff State Department, 1953-1954. Research associate Harvard, 1954-1956.

Faculty Yale Law School, 1956-1974, professor, 1960-1966, also member history faculty and Chancellor Kent professor of law and legal history, 1966-1974, William Clyde DeVane professor, 1971-1974. Cons. sub-commission on separation powers Senate Committee on Judiciary, 90th-93d Congresses. Holmes lecturer Harvard Law School, 1969.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Unpublished Opinions of Mr. Justice Brandeis, 1957. The Least Dangerous Branch, 1962.

      Politics and the Warren Court, 1965. The Supreme Court and the Idea of Progress, 1970. Reform and Continuity, 1971.

      Contributing editor New Republic, 1957-1974.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Guggenheim fellow, fellow Center for Advanced Study in Behavorial Sciences, 1970-1971. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Josephine Ann Napolino, October 17, 1959. Children: Francesca Ann, Claudia Rose.

father:
Solomon Bickel

mother:
Yetta (Schafer) Bickel

spouse:
Josephine Ann Napolino

children:
Francesca Ann Bickel

Claudia Rose Bickel