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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).


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


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.


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).


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


  • Other Work

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


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).


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

Arnold Oppenheimer

Johanna (Mayer) Oppenheimer

Margaret Spencer Foote

Martin Foote Oppenheimer

Roxana Foote Oppenheimer

Edward Arnold Oppenheimer