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Melvin Clifford C. Steen Edit Profile

Lawyer

Melvin Clifford Steen, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota 1931, New York 1931, District of Columbia 1947. Decorated chevalier de la Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'Honneur; recipient Outstanding Achievement award University Minnesota, 1975; Melvin C. Steen Fellowship Fund of Legal Aid Society established in his name by Cleary Gottlieb et al, 1990.

Background

Steen, Melvin Clifford was born on February 16, 1907 in Minneapolis. Son of Erick and Annie (Running) Steen.

Education

Steen graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, where the Melvin C. Steen Professorship, currently held by Gregory Shaffer, is named in his honor.

Career

Associate Root, Clark, Buckner & Ballantine, New York City, 1929-1944, partner, 1944-1945. Founding partner Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York City, Washington, Paris, Brussels, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Frankfurt, 1946-1992.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota 1931, New York 1931, District of Columbia 1947.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, International Law Association, New York State Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, American Bar Foundation, New York County Lawyers Association, Order of Coif, Delta Theta Phi. Clubs: India House (New York City), Sky (New York City). Siwanoy Country (Bronxville, New York ).

Minnesota (Minneapolis).

Connections

Married Dorothy M. Wagner, November 4, 1932. Married Florence W. Rollins, September 13, 1952. Children: Gordon R., Leslie A., Deborah R., Erick R.

father:
Erick Steen

mother:
Annie (Running) Steen

spouse:
Dorothy M. Wagner

spouse:
Florence W. Rollins

child:
Gordon R. Steen

child:
Leslie A. Steen

child:
Deborah R. Steen

child:
Erick R. Steen