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Lawyer

Benedict Peter Cottone was American lawyer. Bar: New York 1934, Supreme Court of the United States Court, United States Court Appeals (circuit), 1944, District of Columbia 1954. Member Attorney General's Committee on Organized Crime, 1950; board directors Watergate East, 1976-1979. Member American Federal Communications bar associations, Academy Political Science, American Judicature Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Phi Delta.

Background

Cottone, Benedict Peter was born on April 26, 1909 in New York City. Son of Pellegrino and Pina (Grisafi) Cottone.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1930;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1933.

Career

Private practice, 1934-1935;entered, Federal Government service, 1935;with, Securities and Exchange Commission as attorney in Protective Committee Study, 1935-1936;attorney with special telephone investigation of, Federal Communication Commission, 1936-1937;legal staff, Federal Power Commission, 1937-1938;special assistant to attorney general assigned to, Temporary National Economics Committee in Congressional hearings on patent practices, 1938;senior attorney, Civil Aeronautics Administration, 1938-1939;chief litigation section, Federal Communication Commission, 1939;assistant general counsel, Federal Communication Commission, 1941-1946;general counsel, Federal Communication Commission, 1946-1953;United States delegate, Anglo-American Telecommunications Conference, Bermuda, 1945;United States delegate, ITT Conference, Paris, 1949.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1934, Supreme Court of the United States Court, United States Court Appeals (circuit), 1944, District of Columbia 1954.

Membership

Member Attorney General's Committee on Organized Crime, 1950. Board directors Watergate East, 1976-1979. Member American Federal Communications bar associations, Academy Political Science, American Judicature Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Phi Delta.

Clubs: Ivy League (Sarasota, Florida). Cornell (New York City and Sarasota). Broadcast Pioneers.

Connections

Married Louise Cleverdon, April 25, 1941 (divorced May 1983). Children: Michael Benedict, Vincent William. Married Rosemary Medeiros, June 9, 1983 (divorced March 1984).

father:
Pellegrino Cottone

mother:
Pina (Grisafi) Cottone

spouse:
Louise Cleverdon

spouse:
Rosemary Medeiros

child:
Michael Benedict Cottone

child:
Vincent William Cottone