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Lawyer

Frederick Sheffield, American lawyer. Member Yale Athletic Association (board control 1927-1932, 48-52).

Background

Sheffield, Frederick was born on February 26, 1902 in New York City. Son of James Rockwell and Edith (Tod) Sheffield.

Education

Student Groton, 1915-1920. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1924, Bachelor of Laws, 1927.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, 1928, practiced in New York City, 1928-1971. Member Webster, Sheffield, Fleischmann, Hitchcock & Brookfield, New York City, 1961-1971. Assistant United States commissioner United States World’s Fair Commission, 1940-1941.

Director of American Sugar Company, Liggett & Myers. Trustee Carnegie Corporation New York, also chairman of the executive committee, 1959-1971, Chairman of the Board, 1966-1971. Trustee Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Director St. Luke’s Hospital, Trudeau Institute. Director, past chairman New York School Social Work. Fellow Pierson College of Yale University.

Achievements

  • In 1924 he was part of the American boat, which won the gold medal in the eights.

Membership

Member Yale Athletic Association (board control 1927-1932, 48-52). Clubs: Downtown Association, Yale, Century Association, Coffee, University (New York City).

Connections

Married Carolyn Cornell Blair, November 22, 1935. Children: James Rockwell, Margaret Blair, Ann Cornell.

father:
James Rockwell Sheffield

mother:
Edith (Tod) Sheffield

spouse:
Carolyn Cornell Blair

children:
James Rockwell Sheffield

Ann Cornell Sheffield

Margaret Blair Sheffield