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John Robert Risher,

John Robert Risher,, American lawyer. Bar: California 1963, District of Columbia 1967, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975.


Risher,, John Robert was born on September 23, 1938 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John Robert and Yvonne Gwendolyn (Jones) Risher.


Bachelor of Arts, Morgan College, 1960;Bachelor of Laws, University Southern California, 1963;postgraduate, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University, 1977.


Member staff, President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, Washington, 1965;attorney criminal fraud section, Department Justice, Washington, 1965-1968;associate, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, 1968-1975;partner, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, 1975-1976;Corporate Counsel, District of Columbia, 1976-1978;partner, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, since 1978. Chairman District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coord. Board, 1976-1978, District of Columbia Bar special commission on federal judiciary, 1985-1987.

Trustee, Executive Committee Supreme Court History Society, since 1990. Fellow American Bar Foundation, since 1994. Trustee Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation, since 1996.

Executive Committee The Smithsonian Institution Washington Council, since 1997.


Chairman budget committee Jewish Social Service Agency, 1980-1985. Chairman District of Columbia Commission on Licensure to Practice Healing Arts, 1976-1978. Chairman nominating committee District of Columbia Board Elections and Ethics, 1974-1976.

Board directors District of Columbia Public Defender Service, 1974-1976. Chairman Montgomery County Civil Liberties Union, 1970-1971. Member executive committee National Capital Area Civil Liberties Union, 1969-1971.

President District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, 1985-1987, board directors, since 1985. Trustee, board directors capital camps United Jewish Appeal Federation, 1987-1993. Board directors Washington Symphony Orchestra, since 1990.

Member American Bar Association, Bar Association District of Columbia, California Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Washington Bar Association DePriest 15.


Married Carol Adrienne Seeger, June 9, 1974. Children– John David, Michael Temple, Mark Eliot, Conrad Zachary.