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Murray Drabkin, American Lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1953, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1954, New York 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972.


Drabkin, Murray was born on August 3, 1928 in New York City. Son of Max Drabkin and Minnie (Masin) Weiner.


Hamilton College (Bachelor of Arts, 1950). Harvard University (Bachelor of Laws, 1953).


Worked at Hopkins & Sutter. Admitted to the bar, 1953, District of Columbia. 1966, New York.

Phi Beta Kappa.

Delta Sigma Rho. Counsel, Committee on the Judiciary, United States. House of Representatives, 1957-1965. Chief Counsel, Special Subcommittee on State Taxation, 1961-1965.

Special Consultant on Tax Policy and Special Assistant to Mayor of New York City, 1966-1968. Director, Connecticut Revenue Task Force, 1969-1971. Consultant, Blue Ribbon Defense Panel, 1969-1970.

Member, National Bankruptcy Conference, 1969—(Chairman, Committee on Railroad Organization, 1984—). Member, Advisory Panel, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 1970-1971. Member, District of Columbia Tax Revision Commission, 1976-1977.

Member: The District of Columbia Bar. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. New York County Lawyers Association (Chairman, Committee on Bankruptcy, 1987-1989).

Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy.


Served with United States Navy, 1953-1957, to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve. Member National Bankruptcy Conference (executive committee, chairman committee on ready reckoner reorganization, chairman committee on bankruptcy crimes), New York County Lawyers Association (chairman committee on bankruptcy 1987-1988), Association Bar City of New York (committee on municipal affairs 1989-1992), American College Bankruptcy (fellow), National Conference Bankruptcy Judges (honorary), Harvard Club Washington (president 2000-2002, board directors 1996-2004), Harvard Club New York City, Harvard Alumni Association (committee nomination overseers and directors, grad schls. committee, clubs committee, commencement committee, continuing education committee), Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors, since 2009, Fellows of Phi Beta Kappa Society (board directors since 1996, president since 2001), Cosmos Club, National Press Club, Chesapeake Bay Bermuda 40 Association.


Married Mary Elizabeth Hooper, November 27, 1971.