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Harry Louis Freeman, American investment executive. Bar: Nebraska 1956, California 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967, District of Columbia 1968. Recipient Distinguished Service award Agency for International Development, 1969, Distinguished Service award Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1971.


Freeman, Harry Louis was born on March 1, 1932 in Omaha. Son of Joseph H. and Celia (Rivonne) Freeman.


AB, University of Michigan, 1953;Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1956.


Clerk, United States Court Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1956-1957;member, Janin, Morgan, Brenner & Freeman, San Francisco, 1957-1966;director, Insurance division Agency for International Development, Department State, Washington, 1966-1969;vice president corporation planning, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Washington, 1969-1971;vice president finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1974-1975;manager commercial projects, manager project finance group, Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, 1972-1974;vice president, American Express Company, Washington, 1975-1977;senior vice president, American Express Company. New York City, 1977-1979;senior vice president, office of chairman, American Express Company, 1979-1983;executive vice president, American Express Company, 1984-1989;president, The Freeman Company, Washington, since 1989. Adjunct Professor international law University of California, Berkeley, 1974, Georgetown University, 1975-1976.

Principal Center for Excellence in Government. Trustee United States Council for International Business.


  • Bar: Nebraska 1956, California 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1967, District of Columbia 1968.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Trustee World Affairs Council Northern California, 1960-1966, Overseas Development Council, Center Excellence in Government. Board directors California Clinic for Psychotherapy, San Francisco, 1964-1966, Fund for Multinat. Education, since 1984.

Trustee Committee Economic Development, since 1983. Member American Bar Association, California Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard Club (New York City), Coalition Service Industry (senior advisor), Mark Twain Institute (chair).


Married Lucile Carpenter, December 26, 1965. Children: Bennett, Lansing, Rachel, Alexandra.

Joseph H. Freeman

Celia (Rivonne) Freeman

Lucile Carpenter

Bennett Freeman

Lansing Freeman

Rachel Freeman

Alexandra Freeman