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Lawyer , newspaper executive

Frederick Chait, American Lawyer, newspaper executive. Bar: New York State bar 1935, Pennsylvania bar 1952. Board of directors, member planning committee Philadelphia Museum Art; board of managers Pennsylvania Hospital; Member Pennsylvania, New York City bar associations.

Background

Chait, Frederick was born on September 20, 1913 in Newark. Son of Boris and Clara (Wolpe) Chait.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, College City New York, 1932; Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1935; Juris Doctor, Columbia, 1967.

Career

Attorney, Social Security Board, Washington, 1936-1937; associate firm, Konta, Kirchwey and Engel, New York City, 1937-1942; chief counsel rationing departments, OPA, 1942-1944; war legislation litigation and claims division, unites states department Justice, 1944-1945; general counsel, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, 1946-1948; counsel, Triangle Publs., Inc., also Philadelphia Inquirer, 1948-1969; general manager, Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, 1958-1969; president, Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc., 1970-1975; vice president, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc., 1971-1980; special counsel, consultant, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc., 1981-1988.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York State bar 1935, Pennsylvania bar 1952.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Monopoly versus Competition, 1935. Legal Controls on Competitive Practices, 1936, Copyright Law, 1939.

Membership

Board of directors, member planning committee Philadelphia Museum Art. Board of managers Pennsylvania Hospital. Member Pennsylvania, New York City bar associations.

Connections

Married Helen Sporn, September 22, 1938.

father:
Boris Chait

mother:
Clara (Wolpe) Chait

spouse:
Helen Sporn