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educator , Lawyer

Irving Ferman, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Corporate Law, Constitutional Law.


Ferman, Irving was born on July 4, 1919 in New York City. Son of Joseph and Sadie (Stein) Ferman.


New York University (Bachelor of Science). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws).


Partner, Provensal, Faris & Ferman, New Orleans, 1948-1952; director, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington, 1952-1959; director, American Civil Liberties Clearing House, 1952-1954; executive vice chairman, President's Committee Government Contracts, 1959-1960; vice president, International Latex Corporation, 1960-1966; president, Piedmont Theaters Corporation, 1966-1969; adjunct associate professor management, New York University Graduate School Business, 1964-1968; Adjunct Professor law, Howard U., 1968-1969; professor of law, Howard U., 1969-1986; professor emeritus, Howard U., from 1986; director, Project for Legal Policy, 1976-1997. Visiting professor law American U., 1971-1972. Member American Committee Cultural Freedom, 1954;member Committee of Arts and Sciences for Eisenhower, 1956.

Member citizens advanced.com. United States Commision on Government Security, 1957. Chairman Police Complaint Review Board, 1965-1973.

Member Department Department of Health, Education and Welfare Reviewing Authority, 1969-1979. Chairman Interdisco Ltd., London, 1986-1997. Board directors Control Fluidics, Inc., Greenwich Connecticut, District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency.


  • Bar: Louisiana 1948, District of Columbia 1974.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to books and reviews.


Member of the board of directors New Orleans Academy Art, 1948-1951. Served from cadet to First lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Assns., Army-Navy Country Club (Arlington, Virginia), Army-Navy Club (Washington), Harvard Club (New York City), Caterpillar Club (New York City).


Married Bertha Paglin, June 12, 1946. Children: James, Susan Glicksman.

Joseph Ferman

Sadie (Stein) Ferman

Bertha Paglin

Susan Glicksman Ferman

James Ferman