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Business association executive

Arthur J. Rothkopf, business association executive. Bar: New York 1959, District of Columbia 1967.


Rothkopf, Arthur J. was born on May 24, 1935 in New York City. Son of Abraham and Sarah (Mehlman) Rothkopf.


Lafayette College (Bachelor of Arts). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws).


Attorney United States Department Treasury, New York City, 1958—1960, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1960—1963. Associate tax legislation counsel United States Department Treasury, 1963—1966. Partner Hogan & Hartson, 1967—1991.

General counsel United States Department Transportation, 1991—1992. Deputy secretary United States Department Transportation, 1992—1993. President Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1993—2005, president emeritus, since 2005.

Senior vice president, counselor to president United States CHamber of Commerce, since 2005. Board directors Insurance Services Office, Inc., Jersey City. Member Secretary of Education's Commission on Future of Higher Education, 2005.


  • Bar: New York 1959, District of Columbia 1967.


Trustee Federal City Council, Washington, 1983-1991, Lehigh Valley Hosp. Director Lehigh-Northampton (Pennsylvania) Airport Authority, Association Indiana Colleges Universities Pennsylvania, Easton (Pennsylvania) Economics Development Corporation, since 1993, Lehigh Valley Economics Development Corporation, since 1995. Advisory board National Museum Industrial History.

Member Metropolitan Club of Washington, Chevy Chase Club, Harvard Club of New York City.


Married Barbara Sarnoff, December 25, 1958. Children: Jennifer, Katherine.

Abraham Rothkopf

Sarah (Mehlman) Rothkopf

Barbara Sarnoff

Katherine Rothkopf

Jennifer Rothkopf