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Ernest Arnold Gross, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit, European Theatre Ribbon; Order of British Empire (United Kingdom).


Gross, Ernest Arnold was born on September 23, 1906 in New York City. Son of Arnold and Caroline (Fleisher) Gross.


Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1927;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1931;postgraduate, Oxford (England) University, 1927-1928;postgraduate, Geneva School International Studies, 1929, 30;Doctor of Laws (honorary), Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary).


Assistant legal adviser, unites states department State, 1931-1933;division counsel, National Recovery Administration, 1933-1934;general counsel graphic arts coordinating committee, Printing and Public Industries, 1934-1936;associate general counsel, National Association of Manufacturers, 1936-1938;associate general counsel for enforcement, National Labor Relations Board, 1938-1943;deputy assistant secretary of state for Occupied Areas,, 1946-1947;legal adviser, unites states department State, Washington, 1947;assistant secretary of state, unites states department State, Washington, 1948;deputy representative with rank of ambassador to United Nations,, 1949-1953;partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, 1954-1975. Chairman United Nations Development Corporation, since 1979. Visiting professor international law Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts U.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The United Nations—Structure for Peace, 1964. Contributor articles to Department of State Bulletin, New York Times Magazine, Foreign Affairs, other journals.


Member of the United States delegate to Far Eastern Commission. Chief economics section Civil Affairs Division, War Department General Staff. Adviser to the United States delegate International Labor Organization, 1944.

United States representative onUN peace committee, 1953. United States delegate 5 United Nations General Assembly Sessions. President Freedom House, 1953.

Honorary trustee Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Asia Society. Chairman of the executive committee Free Europe Committee, 1964-1967. Lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1943-1944.

Member American Bar Association, American Society International Law (Chairman of Commission on United Nations), Council on Foreign Rels., Century Association.


Married Kathryn Watson, September 1, 1933. Children: Suzanne, Peter, Catherine.

Arnold Gross

Caroline (Fleisher) Gross

Kathryn Watson

Suzanne Gross

Peter Gross

Catherine Gross