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Lawyer , business executive

Milton Samuel Gould, lawyer, business executive. Bar: New York 1933. Recipient lawyers division award United Jewish Appeal, 1972, Joseph M. Proskauer award, 1977, Dean's medal New York Law School, 1978, Torch of Learning award American Friends of Hebrew University, 1978, distinguished alumni award Cornell Law School, 1979, Scopus award Hebrew University, 1986, Fifty Year Distinguished Lawyer award New York State Bar Association, 1993.


Gould, Milton Samuel was born on October 8, 1909 in New York City. Son of David H. and Ida (Berman) Gould.


Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1930;Bachelor of Laws, Cornell Univercity, 1933.


Gould started his career as an attorney in New York City. Later, he joined the law firm Kaufman, Weitzman & Celler. The founders of that firm included Emanuel Celler, who later became a U.S. Congressman from Brooklyn, and Samuel H. Kaufman, who later served as a federal judge and presided over the first trial of Alger Hiss.

In 1964, Gould co-founded the law firm Shea & Gould with William Shea. Gould represented such clients as Aristotle Onassis, New York City Mayor Abraham Beame and the Reverend Sun Myung Moon. In 1971-1972, Gould returned to the Cornell Law School to serve as a professor of trial advocacy and trained a new cadre of trial lawyers.

In 1979, Gould published "The Witness Who Spoke With God and Other Tales From The Courthouse" (Viking, 1979), a book of a collection of his stories which had previously appeared in the New York Law Journal. In 1984, Gould represented former Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon in his libel case against Time Magazine. In 1985, Gould's book "A Cast of Hawks" (Copley, 1985).

Gould died on March 22, 1999.


  • Bar: New York 1933.


Member New York City Mayor's Committee on Judiciary. Chairman lawyers division Anti-Defamation League, New York City, 1972. Member law council, chairman law fund Cornell University, presidential counselor, 1981.

Member New York County Lawyers Association, Association Bar City New York, Cornell Law Association (president 1978-1980) Clubs: Tower (Ithaca). Lake Waramaug Golf (New Preston, Connecticut). Cornell; Sky (New York City), Merchants Club (New York City).


Married Eleanor Greenburg, 1936. Children: Patricia, Judson, Jonathan.

David H. Gould

Ida (Berman) Gould

Eleanor Greenburg

Patricia Gould

Judson Gould

Jonathan Gould