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Lawyer

Marx Leva, American Lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1946, District of Columbia 1950. Decorated Bronze Star with combat distinguished device; named Outstanding Young Man In Government, Washington Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1949. M C. Served with amphibious forces United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1944, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

Leva, Marx was born on April 4, 1915 in Selma, Alabama, United States. Son of Leo and Fannie Rose (Gusdorf) Leva.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1937. Doctor of Laws, University Alabama, 1978. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1940.

Career

Law clerk to, Justice Hugo Black, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1940; senior attorney, O.P.A., 1941; acting regional attorney for Michigan and Ohio, War Production Board, 1942; counsel to fiscal director of Navy, 1946; special assistant to secretary of navy, 1947; special assistant and general counsel to, Secretary Defense, 1947-1949; assistant sec of defense (legal and legislation), 1949-1951; partner, Fowler, Leva, Hawes & Symington, 1951-1967; partner, Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin & Oppenheimer, 1967-1985; partner, Leva, Hawes, Mason & Martin, 1985-1990; of counsel, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, 1990-1993. Chairman civilian-military review panel for special committee United States Senate, 1957. Member President's Commission to Review Foreign Aid, 1958-1959, President's Committee on Defense Establishment, 1960-1961.

Achievements

  • Bar: Alabama 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1946, District of Columbia 1950.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Note editor: Harvard Law Rev, 1939-1940. Overseer, 1950-1955.

Membership

Served with amphibious forces United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1944, European Theatre of Operations.

Connections

Married Shirley Pearlman, October 31, 1942. Children: Leo Marx, Lloyd Leva Plaine.

father:
Leo Leva

mother:
Fannie Rose (Gusdorf) Leva

spouse:
Shirley Pearlman

child:
Leo Marx Leva

child:
Lloyd Leva Plaine Leva