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Lawyer

Clarence Elkus Galston, American lawyer. Bar: New York bar 1933. Decorated Legion of Merit. Served from 1st lieutenant to colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945; colonel United States Air Force Reserve (retired). Fellow American Bar Foundation; member American Bar Association, Bar Association City New York (treasurer 1978-1982), Association Life Insurance Counsel.

Background

Galston, Clarence Elkus was born on June 5, 1909 in Cedarhurst, New York, United States. Son of Clarence G. and Estelle (Elkus) Galston.

Education

Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Associate, then member firm Spence, Hotchkiss, Parker & Duryee, New York City, 1933-1942, 45- 47. President, Chief Executive Officer Motor Haulage Company, New York City, 1947-1955. Vice president United States Trucking Corporation, New York City, 1955-1959.

Trustee Welfare and Pension Funds of New York City Trucking Industry, Local 807, 1948-1968. Vice president, general counsel, secretary then executive vice president Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association American, also College Retirement Equities Fund, New York City, 1960-1973. Board directors American Centurian Life Assurance Company, First Fortis Life Insurance Company.

Executive vice president Association New York State Life Insurance Companies, New York City, 1974-1977.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York bar 1933.

Membership

Served from 1st lieutenant to colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Colonel United States Air Force Reserve (retired). Fellow American Bar Foundation.

Member American Bar Association, Bar Association City New York (treasurer 1978-1982), Association Life Insurance Counsel. Clubs: Ausable (president 1986-1988), Cold Spring Harbor Beach (president 1962-1964). Winter (Huntington, New York ).

Harvard (New York City). Piping Rock; Dedham Country and Polo. United States Srs. Golf Association.

Connections

Married Constance Matthiessen, May 18, 1937 (divorced 1952). Children: Virginia (Mistress John Jay Walsh, Junior), John Wood, Linda Jane (Mistress Richard J. Fates). Married Nina Moore Shields, February 17, 1955.

1 stepson, William Shields III.

father:
Clarence G. Galston

mother:
Estelle (Elkus) Galston

spouse:
Constance Matthiessen

spouse:
Nina Moore Shields

child:
Virginia (Mistress John Jay Walsh Galston

child:
Junior) Galston

child:
John Wood Galston

child:
Linda Jane Galston (Mistress Richard J. Fates)