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Lawyer

Joseph Charles Swidler, American lawyer. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Fellow National Academy Public Administration.

Background

Swidler, Joseph Charles was born on January 28, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Abraham and Dora (Cromer) Swidler.

Education

Student, University Illinois. Student, University Florida. Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1929.

Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1930.

Career

Private law practice, Chicago, 1930-1933. Assistant solicitor United States Department Interior, 1933. Member legal department Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933-1957.

General counsel, secretary, chairman board Tennessee Valley Authority Retirement System, 1945-1957. Counsel Alien Property Bureau, Department Justice, 1941, Power Division, War Production Board, 1942. Private practice law Knoxville and Nashville, 1957-1961.

Chairman Federal Power Commission, 1961-1965. Member Water Resources Council, 1964-1965, Swidler & Belnap, Washington, 1966-1970. Chairman New York State Public Service Commission, Albany, 1970-1974.

Director Institute Public Policy Alternatives, State University of New York, 1974-1975. Partner Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin & Oppenheimer, Washington, 1975-1982. Counsel Swidler & Berlin, 1982-1997.

Board directors National Regulatory Research Institute. Member advisory council Electric Power Research Institute, 1973-1980, Gas Research Institute.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Fellow National Academy Public Administration.

Connections

Married Gertrude Tyrna, 1944. Children: Ann, Mark.

father:
Abraham Swidler

mother:
Dora (Cromer) Swidler

spouse:
Gertrude Tyrna

child:
Ann Swidler

child:
Mark Swidler