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Mitchell Sanford Riffkin

Mitchell Sanford Riffkin, American lawyer. Bar: Rhode Island 1969, United States District Court Rhode Island 1970, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1980. Named One of Outstanding Young Men of Year, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1976.

Background

Riffkin, Mitchell Sanford was born on December 30, 1944 in Providence. Son of Ira and Rose (Kirshenbaum) Riffkin.

Education

University of Rhode Island (Bachelor of Arts). Boston University (Juris Doctor).

Career

Prospective attorney City of Warwick, Rhode Island, 1971-1972, municipal judge, 1980-1993. Magistrate bail commissioner Kent County, Rhode Island, 1973-1999.

Membership

Chairman Federal Block Grant Allocation Subcommittee, Warwick, 1976-1999. Chairman Group Home Placement for Mentally Retarded, Warwick, 1976-1993. Chairman Mayor's Finance Advisory Commission, Warwick, 1985-1993.

Fellow Pi Sigma Alpha (past president). Member American Bar Association (arbitrator), Rhode Island Bar Association (house of deals, chairman ethics committee 1982-1986), Rhode Island Audubon Society, United States Power Squadron. Lodges: B'nai B'rith (board governors 1978), Masons.