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James Byrne, American lawyer. Decorated Officer Crown of Italy, 1918; Commendatore of Crown of Italy, 1921; Chevalier Legion of Honor (France), 1921. Member of Executive Committee Council of America Law Institute, 1923-1934, vice president, 1928-1934; member Harvard Corporation, 1920-1926.; Member American Red Cross Committee to Italy, 1917-1919.; Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Byrne, James was born on January 16, 1857 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Michael and Ellen (Buckley) Byrne.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1877, Bachelor of Laws, 1882. Doctor of Laws, New York University, 1917, Harvard, 1927.

Career

Practiced law, New York, since 1883. Regent University of State of New York, 1916-1937, vice chancellor, 1929-1933, chancellor, 1933-1937.

Membership

Member of Executive Committee Council of America Law Institute, 1923-1934, vice president, 1928-1934. Member Harvard Corporation, 1920-1926. Member American Red Cross Committee to Italy, 1917-1919.

Member Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Century, Union, University, Harvard, Downtown, Piping Rock.

Connections

Married Helen Macgregor, April.

father:
Michael Byrne

mother:
Ellen (Buckley) Byrne

spouse:
Helen Macgregor