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Mayer Ullman Newfield, American, British Lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1931, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1931.


Newfield, Mayer Ullman was born on April 5, 1905 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Morris and Leah (Ullman) Newfield.


Bachelor of Arts, Samford U., 1927; postgraduate, Harvard Law School, 1928-1929; Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1931.


Associate firm, London, Yancey & Brower, Birmingham, 1931-1934; supervising attorney, The Home Owners' Loan Corporation, 1934-1935; senior trial attorney, chief proxy unit, chief litigation and enforcement section, assistant regional administrator, Securities and Exchange Commission, Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia and New York City, 1935-1947; co-author, Rule 10b-5, 1942; assistant attorney, City of Birmingham, 1948-1956; general practice, Birmingham, since 1956; member firm, Newfield & Minisman, Birmingham, 1972-1973; counsel, Sirote & Permutt, since 1972. General partner, vice president N. Alabama Mineral Development Company.


  • Bar: Alabama 1931, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1931.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Rule 10b-5.


President Civic Opera Association, 1964-1966. Alabama co-chairman National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1964-1974, Alabama chairman, 1974-1975, member of national Board of Governors, 1974-1980. National commissioner Anti-Defamation League, 1956-1982, Executive Committee, 1957-1971, now honorary life member.

President Jewish Community Council, 1975-1977. Board directors American Lung Association, 1958-1990. President Jewish Community Center, 1970-1971.

Board directors Birmingham Music Club, since 1986, Urban League, 1967-1974, Leo N. Levi Hospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1968-1974, Jewish Children's Home, New Orleans, 1968-1974. Member of national advising committee American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 1977-1981. President Temple Emanu-El, 1976-1977.

Member American Bar Association, Alabama, Birmingham bar associations, B'nai B'rith (president Alabama 1949).


Married Bertha Lehman, June 8, 1938 (deceased 1973). Children: Jane, Melanie (Mistress Harvey Seigle). Married Loretta Schneiderman Ostrow, November 29, 1978.

Morris Newfield

Leah (Ullman) Newfield

Loretta Schneiderman Ostrow

Bertha Lehman

Melanie Newfield (Mistress Harvey Seigle)

Jane Newfield