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Douglas Alan Eldridge, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1972, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1973, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975. Recipient Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer fellowship Office of Economic Opportunity, 1969-1971.


Eldridge, Douglas Alan was born on March 15, 1944 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Son of Douglas Hilton and Clara Effie (Young) Eldridge.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1966. Bachelor of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, 1969. Certified National Institute Trial Advocacy, Boulder, 1973.


Staff attorney Onondaga Neighborhood Legal Services, Syracuse, New York, 1971-1974, executive director, 1974-1976. Counsel New York State Division of Substance Abuse Services, Albany, 1976-1979. Deputy counsel New York State Health Department, 1979-1980, New York State Energy Office, Albany, 1980-1982, assistant counsel, 1982-1987.

General counsel Commission for Siting Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities, Troy, New York, 1987-1995. Sole practice, since 1995. Government affairs counsel New York Rehabilitation Association, Inc., 1995-2000.

Board arbitators Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, since 2007.


Board directors Council Community Services United Way of Northeastern New York, Albany, 1980-1990, president, 1986-1988. Board directors United Way Eastern New York, 1986-1988, Mohawk-Hudson Foundation, 1986-1989. Law guardian Schenectady County, since 1996.

Member New York State Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association (chair legislation committee 1998-2000), Onondaga County Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, Yale Alumni Schools Committee, Yale Alumni Association Northeastern New York, Association of Yale Alumni (representative 1985-1988, 94-97), University Club (board directors 1998-2004).


Married Benna June Germann, June 24, 1967. Children: Heather Dana, Ethan Douglas, Hilary Beca.