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Henry Lawrence King, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1952, Supreme Court of the United States Court, other federal courts 1952. Recipient Columbia Alumni medal for conspicuous service, 1968, John Jay award, 1992, Nicholas Murray Butler medal, 2005, Servant of Justice award Episcopal Diocese New York, 2007.


King, Henry Lawrence was born on April 29, 1928 in New York City. Son of H. Abraham and Henrietta (Prentky) King.


Columbia University (Bachelor of Arts, 1948). Yale University (Bachelor of Laws, 1951).


Worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York, NY) specializing in Securities, Antitrust and General Commercial Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1952, New York and United States. District Court, Southern District of New York.

1953, United States. District Court, Eastern District of New York. 1955, United States. Supreme Court. 1958, United States Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuits.

Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 1990. Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. New York State (President, 1988-1989) and American Bar Associations.

American Law Institute. American Judicature Society. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.


Trustee, Chairman of the Board Columbia University, 1983-1995, chairman emeritus, since 1995. Chairman.bd. Columiba Presbyterian advisory county. President Association Alumni Columbia College,1966-1968, Alumni Federation Columbia University, 1973-1975.

Chairman College Fund, 1972-1973. President Yale Law School Association, 1984-1986, chairman, 1986-1988. Board directors Citizen's Committee for New York City, Inc., New York City Center Music and Drama, Inc., American Skin Association, Fishers Island Development Company, Fund for Modern Court Justices, Volunteers of Legal Svc., Inc., Episcopal Charities, Columbia-Cornell Care, Inc.

Vestryman Trinity Church New York, 1991-1998. County Municipal Art Society. Trustee Chapin School, 1977-1989, Columbia University Press, 1978-1992.

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Council on Foreign Rels., American Law Institute, New York State Bar Association (president 1988-1989), Association Bar City New York, American Judicature Society, New York Academy of Medicine (board directors), Fishers Island Club, Century Association, Union Club (New York City), Jupiter Island Club, Blind Brook Club.


Married Barbara Hope, 1949 (deceased May 1962). Children: Elizabeth King Robertson(deceased), Patricia King Cantlay(deceased), Matthew Harrison. Married Alice Mary Sturges, August 1, 1963 (divorced 1978).

Children: Katherine Masury King Baccile, Andrew Lawrence, Eleanor Sturges, Stringfellow. Married Margaret Gram, February 14, 1981.