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Congressman , Lawyer

Jonathan Brewster Bingham, American Former congressman, lawyer. Bar: New York 1940. Yale Corporation fellow, 1949-1951; recipient Staff citation War Department, 1945.


Bingham, Jonathan Brewster was born on April 24, 1914 in New Haven. Son of Hiram and Alfreda (Mitchell) Bingham.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1936; Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1939.


Practiced in New York City, 1939-1941, 46-51, 53-54, 59-61, 83—; with, O.P.A., 1941-1942; chief Alien Enemy Control Section,, Department State, 1945-1946; assistant director Office International Security Affairs, Department State, 1951; deputy administrator, Technology Cooperative (Point Four), 1951-1953; member firm, Goldwater & Flynn, 1959-1961; secretary to governor, New York State, 1955-1958; United States representative in, United Nations Trusteeship Council, 1961-1962; president, United Nations Trusteeship Council, 1962; principal adviser to the United States ambassador to, United Nations on colonial and trusteeship questions, 1961-1962; United States representative with rank ambassador, UNECOSOC, 1962-1963; also alternate representative, 15th-18th General Assemblies member, United States mission United Nations, 1961-1964; member, 89th-92d congresses from 23d District New York member, 93d-97th congresses from 22d District New York member foreign affairs and interior and insular affairs committee, chairman subcommittee on international economics policy and trade special counsel Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, New York City, from 1983; lecturer, Columbia University School Law.


  • Bar: New York 1940.


Board directors People for American Way, United Nations Development Corporation, Institute International Education. Board directors United States Committee United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Population Crisis Committee. Co-chairman Franklin Delano Roosevelt Four Freedoms Foundation.

President Bronx County Society Mental Health, 1960-1962. Member, past president Bronx Boys' Club. Trustee emeritus 20th Century Fund.

Served to captain Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Association Bar City New York, Council Foreign Relations New York City Clubs: Century Association (New York City).


Married June Rossbach, September 20, 1939. Children: Sherrell Bingham Downes, June Mitchell Bingham Esselstyn, Timothy Woodbridge, Claudia Rossbach (now Gurunam Bhajan Kaur Khalsa).

Hiram Bingham

Alfreda (Mitchell) Bingham

June Rossbach

Timothy Woodbridge Bingham

Claudia Rossbach Bingham (now Gurunam Bhajan Kaur Khalsa)

June Mitchell Bingham Esselstyn Bingham

Sherrell Bingham Downes Bingham