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Lawyer

George Nelson Lindsay, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1947. Recipient Whitney North Seymour award for civil right, 1988.

Background

Lindsay, George Nelson was born on October 20, 1919 in New York City.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1941;Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1947.

Career

Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton and predecessors, New York City, 1947-1954;partner, Debevoise & Plimpton (and predecessor firms), New York City, 1955-1990;presiding partner, Debevoise & Plimpton and predecessors, New York City, 1980-1987;of counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton and predecessors, New York City, 1991-1993;resident partner, Debevoise & Plimpton and predecessors, London, 1989-1990. Member of advisory county of Africa, Department State, 1964-1968. Member Executive Committee Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1969-1995, co-chairman 1969-1971.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1947.

Membership

Member urban design council City of New York, 1969-1975. Board directors African-American Institute, 1969-1995, chairman board directors, 1981-1984. Trustee, member council Yale University, 1973-1978, 81-86, vice president, 1976-1978, 81-86.

Board directors Planned Parenthood-World Population, 1965-1968, chairman board directors, 1965-1966. Trustee Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1981-1991, vice chairman, 1986-1989, honorary trustee, 1991-1995. Board directors The Ogilvy Group, Inc., 1962-1989, American Ditchley Foundation, 1985-1995.

Fellow American Bar Foundation, New York Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York (member executive committee 1973-1977, chairman executive committee 1976-1977, vice president 1977), American Judicature Society, American Association International Commission Jurists (board directors 1969-1995, chairman board directors 1983-1988), Council Foreign Relations, Overseas Development Council.

Connections

Married Mary Sloan Dickey, April 13, 1946. Children: George Nelson Junior, Louise Dickey, Stephen Whitney, Peter Vliet.

spouse:
Mary Sloan Dickey

child:
George Nelson Junior Lindsay

child:
Louise Dickey Lindsay

child:
Stephen Whitney Lindsay

child:
Peter Vliet Lindsay