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educator , Lawyer , Philosopher

Burton Myron Leiser, American philosopher, lawyer, educator. Bar: Iowa 1982, New York 1985, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1986, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1986. Brown University fellow 1959-1962, New York University fellow 1955-1957; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, Exxon Educational Foundation.

Background

Leiser, Burton Myron was born on December 12, 1930 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Nathan and Eva Mae (Newman) Leiser.

Education

Bachelor, University Chicago, 1951. MHL, Yeshiva University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1968.

Juris Doctor, Drake University, 1981.

Career

Instructor Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 1963-1965. Assistant professor State University of New York, Buffalo, 1965-1968, associate professor, 1968-1970, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Canada, 1969-1972. Professor, chairman Drake University, Des Moines, 1972-1983.

E.J. Mortola professor philosophy, adjunct professor law Pace University, New York City, since 1983, distinguished professor philosophy, 1988—2002, professor emeritus, since 2002. Delaware United Nations for American Professors for Peace in the Middle East, 1988-1991. Chair organization committee 19th World Congress on Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

Executive committee International Association Philosophy Law and Social Philosophy, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Bar: Iowa 1982, New York 1985, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1986, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1986.

Works

Membership

Chairman board trustees Congregation Bet Am Shalom, White Plains, New York, 1990-1992. Chairman regional board Anti-Defamation League, Westchester-Putnam-Rockland Counties, 1995-1997, national commissioner, since 1995. Vice-chairman New York Regional Board, since 1999.

Member American Professors for Peace in the Middle East (national secretary 1983-1989), American Society Value Inquiry (president 1978-1980).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bird watching, music.

Connections

Married Janet A. Johnson, August 12, 1984. Children: Shoshana, Illana, Phillip, stepdaughter Sheri Johnson.

father:
Nathan Leiser

mother:
Eva Mae (Newman) Leiser

spouse:
Janet A. Johnson

children:
Shoshana Leiser

Illana Leiser

Phillip Leiser

stepdaughter Sheri Johnson Leiser