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Lawyer

Bernard Hirsh Levinson, American lawyer. Recipient award of merit United Jewish Appeal, 1959, Leadership award, 1976; award of merit B’nai B’rith, 1961, A.C.L.U. Hawaii, 1975.

Background

Levinson, Bernard Hirsh was born on September 2, 1907 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of Samuel and Rebecca (Lewin) Levinson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with high honors, U. Cincinnati, 1929. Juris Doctor, Harvard, 1932.

Career

Admitted to Washington bar, 1933, Supreme Court United States, 1937, Hawaii bar, 1946. With firm Grosscup, Morrow & Ambler, Seattle, 1933-1939. Attorney Department Justice, Washington, 1939-1942, Department Interior, Washington, 1942-1945, Surplus Property Office, Department Interior, Honolulu, 1945-1947.

Deputy attorney general T.H., 1947. Partner firm Levinson & Cobb, Honolulu, 1949-1964, Levinson, Cobb & Gould, Honolulu, 1964-1965. Judge 1st Circuit Ct Hawaii, 1966-1967.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Hawaii, 1967-1974. Practiced in Honolulu, 1974-1979. Partner firm Levinson & Levinson, 1977-1979.

Visiting professor law U. Hawaii, 1975.

Membership

Member Board Bar Examiners, Hawaii, 1956-1962. Member liaison committee National Conference Bar Examiners, 1968-1974. Chairman Psychiatric Commission T.H., 1952-1953.

Member committee management Armed Forces Young Men’s Christian Association, 1957-1964. Member Phi Beta Kappa. Mason (33 degree, Shriner), Rotarian (president Waikiki club 1959-1960).

Member B’nai B’rith (president Hawaii 1961-1962).

Connections

Married Carlyn Virginia Krupp, December 20, 1940. Children: Peter Joseph, Brent Lewin.

father:
Samuel Levinson

mother:
Rebecca (Lewin) Levinson

spouse:
Carlyn Virginia Krupp

children:
Peter Joseph Levinson

Brent Lewin Levinson