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Cecil Wray, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Corporate Law, Corporate Financing Law, Securities Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Business Law.


Wray,, Cecil was born on November 19, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Thomas Cecil and Margaret (Malone) Wray.


Student, University of Virginia, 1952-1953;Bachelor magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1956;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1959.


Worked at Debevoise & Plimpton (New York, NY) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1959, Tennessee. 1961, N.Y.

Phi Beta Kappa.

Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi. Managing Editor, Yale Law Journal, 1958-1959. Law Clerk to Justice Tom C. Clark, United States.

Supreme Court, 1959-1960. Author: "Innovative Corporate Financing Techniques," BNA, 1986. Adjunct Professor, New York Law School.

Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. American Bar Associations. American Law Institute.

Fellow, American College of Investment Counsel (Trustee, 1981-1986. President, 1983-1984). Debevoise & Plimpton a preeminent international law firm, was founded in 1931 and today has over 370 lawyers with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Paris, London and Budapest.


Board directors Search & Care, Incorporated, New York York City, president, 1981-1987. Board directors Episcopal Charities, New York, president, 1995-2002. Vestryman St. James' Church, New York City, 1982-1987, warden, 1988-1994.

Trustee Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris, 1976-1979, Church Pension Fund. Board directors East Side Comty. Center, Inc.; board foreign parishes Episcopal Church, since 1995.

Board directors Hudson Highlands Land Trust. Commissioner Adirondack Park Agency. Chairman board Church Insurance Company.

Fellow American College Investment Counsel (trustee 1981-1986, president 1983-1984). Member American Law Institute, Association Bar City New York, Council Foreign Relations, Ausable Club (St. Huberts, New York ), Union Club, Century Club, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Gilda Gates, September 11, 1964. Children: Christopher A., Kathleen Wray Baughman.