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Hans Alexander Klagsbrunn, Austrian lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1935. Recipient Health and Welfare Council Community Service awards, 1961, 63.


Klagsbrunn, Hans Alexander was born on April 28, 1909 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Hugo and Lili (Brandt) Klagsbrunn. came to the United States, 1912.


Student, Vienna Gymnasium, 1922-1925; Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1929; Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1932; postgraduate, Harvard University Law School, 1932-1933.


Associate Reconstruction Finance Corporation (and affiliates), 1933-1945. Executive vice president, general counsel, director and member executive committee Defense Plant Corporation. Surplus property director and assistant general counsel Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

Reconstruction Finance Corporation member Hancock Contract Settlement Board and Clayton Surplus Property Board in Office War Mobilization. Deputy director Office War Mobilization and Reconversion, The White House, 1945-1946. Member Army Chemical Corps Reorganization Committee, 1955-1956.

Senior member Klagsbrunn & Hanes (attorneys), 1946-1968. Counsel to successor firm, 1969-1983. Member Judicial Conference District of Columbia Circuit, 1964-1966.

Chairman committee criminal indigents. Member United States Court Appeals Committee on Admissions and Grievances, 1967-1974, chairman, 1972-1974. Member task force on United States energy policy Twentieth Century Fund, 1976-1977.

Member Health and Welfare Council, board directors, 1958-1973, president, 1961-1963. Member Loudoun County Sanitation Authority, 1959-1968, vice chairman, 1965-1968. Member Piedmont (Virginia) Environmental Council, 1975-1976.


  • Bar: District of Columbia, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1935.


Board directors Friendship House, 1957-1968, president, 1959-1968. Board directors Columbia Hospital for Women, 1964-1974, secretary, 1966-1967, 1st vice president, 1967-1968. Member American Bar Foundation, Federal Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (national panel), Bar Association District of Columbia (chairman United States Court Appeals committee 1966-1967), American Bar Association (past chairman committees), National Planning Association, A.I.M., American Judicature Society, Newcomen Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, National Symphony Orchestra Association Clubs: Metropolitan, Yale, National Press, City Tavern.

Mory's (New Haven, Court).


Married Elizabeth Mapelsden Ramsey, January 27, 1934.

Hugo Klagsbrunn

Lili (Brandt) Klagsbrunn

Elizabeth Mapelsden Ramsey