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


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


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


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.


  • Bar: New York 1947.


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.


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

Mary Sloan Dickey

George Nelson Junior Lindsay

Louise Dickey Lindsay

Stephen Whitney Lindsay

Peter Vliet Lindsay