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Lawyer

Arthur Von Briesen, German lawyer. Decorated with Cross Legion of Honor by French Government, 1905; Order of the Crown. Germany, 1907. member firm Briesen & Schrenk. President Legal Aid Society, 1890-1916, National Alliance of Legal Aid Socs. of the United States, since 1912; member Committee of Seventy, 1894.

Background

Briesen, Arthur Von was born on July 11, 1843 in Borkendorf, Germany. Son of Richard and Adeline (Bandtke) von Briesen.

Education

Educated Prussian Gymnasium, Hohenstein, 1852-1854, Braunsberg, 1855-1856, by private tutor, 1850-1858. Came to New York, 1858. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1868, Doctor of Laws, 1913.

Career

Sergt. Company B, 1st New York Volunteer Engineers, 1861-1864. On staff Scientific American, 1864-1872. Admitted to bar, 1868.

Member firm Briesen & Schrenk. President Legal Aid Society, 1890-1916, National Alliance of Legal Aid Socs. of the United States, since 1912. Member Committee of Seventy, 1894.

President Citizens’ Union, 1896, German-American McKinley and Roosevelt League, 1900. Chairman New York Roosevelt League, 1904. Ellis Island investigating committee, 1903.

Mentioned in President’s annual message to Congress, 1903. Delaware Universal Congress Lawyers and Jurists, St. Louis, 1904.

Membership

Member firm Briesen & Schrenk. President Legal Aid Society, 1890-1916, National Alliance of Legal Aid Socs. of the United States, since 1912. Member Committee of Seventy, 1894.

Connections

Married Anna Goepel, October 22, 1873.

father:
Richard Briesen

mother:
Adeline (Bandtke) Briesen

spouse:
Anna Goepel