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Lawyer

Franz Martin Oppenheimer, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1946, District of Columbia 1955. Decorated officer's cross Order of Merit (Federal Republic Germany), chevalier National Order of Merit (France).

Background

Oppenheimer, Franz Martin was born on September 7, 1919 in Mainz, Germany. Son of Arnold and Johanna (Mayer) Oppenheimer.

Education

International School of Geneva, Switzerland. University of Chicago (Bachelor of Science, 1942). University of Grenoble, France.

Yale Law School (Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, 1945). Spoken languages: German and French.

Career

Worked at Swidler & Berlin, Chartered (Washington, DC) specializing in Banking Law, International Finance Law. Admitted to the bar, 1946, New York. 1955, District of Columbia.

1958, United States. Supreme Court. Corbey Court; Order of the Coif. Note Editor, Yale Law Journal, 1944-1945.

Law Clerk to Judge Thomas W. Swan, United States. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1945-1946. Attorney, International Bank for Reconstruction & Development, 1947-1957.

Individual Practice of Law, 1958-1959. Partner, Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin & Oppenheimer, 1959-1983. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Settlement Disputes (Presidential Appt., 1988—).

Member: District of Columbia Bar. Federal and American Bar Associations. American Society of International Law (Treasurer, 1964-1976.

Honorary Vice President).

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1946, District of Columbia 1955.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional and other jours, chapters to books.

Membership

Board of directors, treasurer International Student House. Founding member Company of Christian Jews. Member American Bar Association, American Society International Law (honorary vice president, treasurer 1964-1976), Council Foreign Rels., Yale Club, Century Association (New York), City Tavern, Metropolitan Club (Washington).

Connections

Married Margaret Spencer Foote, June 17, 1944. Children: Martin Foote, Roxana Foote, Edward Arnold.

father:
Arnold Oppenheimer

mother:
Johanna (Mayer) Oppenheimer

spouse:
Margaret Spencer Foote

child:
Martin Foote Oppenheimer

child:
Roxana Foote Oppenheimer

child:
Edward Arnold Oppenheimer