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Lawyer

Dana Converse Backus was American lawyer. Bar: New York State 1930.

Background

Backus, Dana Converse was born on February 26, 1907 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States. Son of Henry M. and Mary E. (Neilson) Backus.

Education

AB, Harvard, 1927; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1929.

Career

Member firm Windels & Marx, Davies & Ives, from 1930, now retired.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York State 1930.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Director, past president Citizens Union Research Foundation, New York City. Former director Citizens Union, New York, Standard Poors Corporation. American delegate Association United Nations to World Federation United Nations Associations, 1946-1947.

Member secretariat United Nations Conference, San Francisco, 1945. Member executive committee Committee for Defense of Constitution by Preserving Treaty Power, 1952-1954. Served from captain to lieutenant colonel Judge Advisory General's Department Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

Colonel Reserve; retired). Member Association Bar City New York (past chairman committees including international law committee), American, New York State bar associations, United Nations Association United States of America, Pilgrims, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Harvard (New York City).

Harvard (Long Island) (director). Manhasset Bay Yacht, Appalachian Mountain.

Connections

Married Louise B. Laidlaw, September 16, 1933 (deceased July 5, 1973). Children: Mary (Mistress Douglas Rankin), Janet (Mistress E. Blythe Stason, Junior), Elizabeth (Mistress Stephen Stuart Girard Junior), Harriet Meredith (Mistress Conrad H. Todd), Anne Converse (deceased).

father:
Henry M. Backus

mother:
Mary E. (Neilson) Backus

spouse:
Louise B. Laidlaw

child:
Mary Backus (Mistress Douglas Rankin)

child:
Janet (Mistress E. Blythe Stason Backus

child:
Junior) Backus

child:
Elizabeth Backus (Mistress Stephen Stuart Girard Junior)

child:
Harriet Meredith Backus (Mistress Conrad H. Todd)

child:
Anne Converse Backus (deceased)