Log In

John Gorham Palfrey

legal educator

John Gorham Palfrey, American legal educator. Served from private to First lieutenant, Army of the United States, 1943-1946.; Member New York Bar Association, Council Foreign Relations, International Institute Strategic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa.; Club: Century Association (New York City).

Background

Palfrey, John Gorham was born on March 12, 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Gorham and Methyl (Oakes) Palfrey.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1940, Bachelor of Laws, 1946.

Career

Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1948. Member of staff Office General Counsel, Atomic Energy Commission, 1947-1950. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1950-1952.

Lecturer Columbia School Law, 1952-1954, associate professor, 1954-1956, professor, since 1956, dean Columbia College, 1958-1962. Commissioner Atomic Energy Commission, 1962-1966. Fellow Institute Politics, Harvard University, 1966-1967, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, 1976-1977.

Guest scholar Brookings Institution, Washington, 1977-1978. Consultant Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1975-1979.

Works

  • Contributor articles on atomic energy, arms control, international law, law and science to periodicals and books.

Membership

Served from private to First lieutenant, Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member New York Bar Association, Council Foreign Relations, International Institute Strategic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa. Club: Century Association (New York City).

Connections

Married Clochette Roosevelt, December 26, 1942. Children: John Gorham, Antonia Ford.

father:
John Gorham Palfrey

mother:
Methyl (Oakes) Palfrey

spouse:
Clochette Roosevelt

children:
John Gorham Palfrey

Antonia Ford Palfrey