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David Gerald Bress

lawyer , educator.

David Gerald Bress, American lawyer, educator.


Bress, David Gerald was born on June 7, 1908 in New York City. Son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Geto) Bress.


Bachelor of Science, University Virginia, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1931.


Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1931, since practiced in Washington. Member firm Ginsburg, Feldman & Bress, 1969-1976. United State Attorneys for District of Columbia, 1965-1969.

Faculty Washington College Law, American U., 1932-1952. Professor of law Georgetown University Law School, Washington, 1953-1961, University of Virginia Law School, 1963-1964.


Member of advisory board directors Riggs National Bank. Board of directors Columbia Hospital, Police Boys. Served as commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1945.

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (house of deals 1957-1964, Chairman of Commission on uniform rules evidence federal cts. 1958-1959, from 64), Bar Association District of Columbia (president 1957-1958), American Jewish Committee (past president Washington chapter), American Judicial Society, (director 1966-1968), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Flora M. Lyon, September 20, 1941. Children: Pamela Lyon, David Gerald.

Abraham Bress

Elizabeth (Geto) Bress

Flora M. Lyon

Pamela Lyon Bress

David Gerald Bress