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Charles Arthur Read, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Corporate, generalInternational, privateUtilities, publiclawyer. Recipient Raven award University Virginia, 1941.


Read, Charles Arthur was born on December 14, 1919 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Ernest James and Florence Albertine (Gude) Read.


Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University Virginia, 1941. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1947.


Bar: Virginia 1947,New York 1948, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962, District of Columbia 1965. Biology instructor University of Virginia, 1938-1940. Instructor naval science Notre Dame U., 1942-1943.

Assistant professor navalscis. Georgia Institute Technology, 1946. Associate Reid & Priest, New York City, 1947-1955, partner, 1956-1986, managing partner, 1981-1986, senior counsel, 1987^.

General counselPub. Power Corporation, Athens, Greece, 1950-1952. Chairman Republican Party, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1960-1972. Chairman of the Board Perkiomen School, 1971-1979.

Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve,1942-1946.


  • Bar: Virginia 1947, New York 1948, United States Supreme Court 1965.


Member of American Bar Association, University Virginia Law School Foundation (board directors since 1988), University Virginia Law School Alumni Association (trustee since 1982, president 1987-1989), University Virginia Alumni Association (trustee 1976-1982, president 1980-1981), District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Farmington Country Club, Union League, Down Town Association, Montclair Golf, Wall St., Club World Trade Center, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Marian Berky Read, May 23, 1953. Children: Susan, Charles, Andrew.

Ernest James Read

Florence Albertine (Gude) Read

Marian Berky Read

Susan Read

Charles Read

Andrew Read