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Lawyer , writer

James H. Duffy, American lawyer, specializing in the field of. Member of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.


Duffy, James Henry was born on February 3, 1934 in Lowville, New York, United States. Son of William Christopher and Phyllis Catherine (Rofinot) Duffy.


Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts, 1956). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws, 1959).


Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1959-1967;partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1968-1988. Board directors Grove/Atlantic Monthly Press, Albanian-American Enterprise Fund.


  • Bar: New York 1960.


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    • Author: Domestic Affairs: American Programs and Priorities, 1979, Dog Bites Man: City Shocked, 2001, (under pseudonym Haughton Murphy) Murder for Lunch, 1986, Murder Takes a Partner, 1987, Murders and Acquisitions, 1988, Murder Keeps a Secret, 1989, Murder Times Two, 1990, Murder Saves Face, 1991, A Very Venetian Murder, 1992.


Member Mayor's Commission Cultural Affairs, 1981-1991. Board directors National Corporation Fund for Dance, Inc., 1981-1988, School American Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Commonweal Magazine, Alliance for the Arts, New York City. Life trustee New York.Pub.

Library. Member Association of Bar of City of New York, Council Foreign Relations, Mystery Writers American (board directors 1986-1992, treasurer 1992), Authors Guild (member council since 1993), Crime Writers Association (United Kingdom), Century Association.


Married Martha McDowell, May 25, 1968 (deceased 1997).

William Christopher Duffy

Phyllis Catherine (Rofinot) Duffy

Martha McDowell