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Dean Alfange, Turkish Lawyer. Bar: New York, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1925. Recipient Freedom Foundation Award, 1960; Theodore Roosevelt Memorial award for non-fiction book The Supreme Court and the National Will, 1937; Donor scholarship endowments Hamilton College to promote democratic government and religious understanding; elected to Settlement House Hall of Fame, 1986.


Alfange, Dean was born on December 2, 1897 in Constantinople. Came to the United States, 1901.


Bachelor of Arts, Hamilton College, 1922; Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1925.


Since practiced in, New York City. Chairman New York City Appeals Board, Selective Service System. Chairman Enemy Alien Hearing Board Southern District New York.

Member New York State Board Inquiry in Longshore Industry. Founder Legion for American Unity, 1940. Member executive committee Citizens for Victory.

Director Better Understanding Foundation for Religious and Racial Tolerance, Greek War Relief Association. National chairman Emergency Committee to Save Jewish People of Europe. Chairman New York State Quarter Horse Racing Commission, 1971-1973, American Christian Palestine Committee of Greater New York.

Chairman Foreign Language Speakers Bureau Democratic Presidential Campaign Committee, 1940. Democratic candidate for Congress 17th New York District, 1941. Nominated for governor New York, American Labor Party, 1942.

Chairman Liberal and Labor Committee which founded Liberal party State of New York, 1944, Israel Anniversary Celebration Committee, 1949.


  • Bar: New York, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1925.


  • Other Work

    • Author: My Creed This Week magazine and Reader's Digest The Horse Racing Industry, 1976.


Trustee Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, United Greek Orthodox Charities, Archdiocesan Greek Cathedral of Holy Trinity, New York. President LaGuardia Memorial Settlement House. Member National Institute Social Sciences, American Academy Political and Social Science, United Nations Association (director), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, New York bar associations, American Legion, National Institute Social Sciences, American Hellenic Congress (national chairman), Order of Ahepa (past national president), American Quarter Horse Association (racing committee), Grand St. Boys Association, United Hunts Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Epsilon, Delta Sigma Rho.

Clubs: Mason, Elk, Turf and Field, Economic of New York, Circus Saints and Sinners. Governor's (New York ) (executive committee).


Married Thalia Perry, August 11, 1929. Children– Whitman, Dean.

Thalia Perry

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Whitman Alfange