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Lawyer , state justice

David Warner Peck, state justice, lawyer.


Peck, David Warner was born on December 3, 1902 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States. Son of Dumont M. and Juliet (Warner) Peck.


Bachelor of Arts with distinguished honors, Wabash College, 1922; Doctor of Laws, Wabash College, 1954; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1925; D.J.S., Suffolk U., 1952; Doctor of Laws, Union College, Albany, New York, 1953.


Assistant United State Attorneys, New York, 1925-1928; partner firm, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, 1934-1943, 58-77; of counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell, 1978-1980. Justice Supreme Court New York, 1943-1945. Associate justice appellate division Supreme Court, 1st deputy, 1945-1947, presiding justice, 1947-1957.

Member Permanent International Court Arbitration, 1957-1963.


Member task force on legal services and procedure 2d Hoover Commission. Chairman New York State Commission on Revision and Simplification of Constitution, 1959-1961. Advisory trustee Vincent Astor Foundation.

Honorary trustee Wabash College. Trustee Greenwich Services Bank, Vincent Astor Fund, New York University Law Center Foundation. Member American Bar Association, New York Bar Association (president 1962), Association Bar City New York, American Arbitration Association (chairman board directors 1965-1969), Chevaliers du Tastevin, Indiana Academy, Metropolitan Opera Association, New York County Lawyers Association Clubs: Quaker Hill Country (Pawling, New York ).

Century Association (New York City). Muirfield (Scotland).


Married Elizabeth Saville, January 30, 1929. Children– David W., Morgan Scott.

Dumont M. Peck

Juliet (Warner) Peck

Elizabeth Saville

David W. Peck

Morgan Scott Peck