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Nathaniel Stone Preston, American Lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1981, Maryland. 1989.


Preston, Nathaniel Stone was born on March 1, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jerome and Iva Harpster (Stone) Preston.


AB with distinction, Boston University, 1950. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1960.

Juris Doctor summa cum laude, American University, 1981.


Instructor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1953-1955;lecturer, Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1957;lecturer, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1957-1958;instructor, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1959-1961;from assistant professor to professor, American U., Washington, 1961-1979;director Washington semester program, American U., Washington, 1961-1973;vice president academic affairs, American U., Washington, 1973-1976;university professor emeritus, American U., Washington, since 1979;associate, Wald, Harkrader & Ross, Washington, 1981-1985;partner, Hamilton & Preston, Washington, 1986-1987;private practice, Washington, 1987-1997;partner, Preston & Elliot, Chevy Chase, since 1997. General counsel Washington Ednl. Development Institute, 1986-1991, Iona House, Inc., since 1983.


Member advisory committee on Canada-United States relations United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, 1975-1981. Trustee The Potomac School, McLean, Virginia, 1979-1985. President Iona House, Inc., Washington, 1981-1983.

Member Mayor's Advisory Task Force on Home Care Licensure, Washington, 1985-1986. Director Homemaker Health Aid Service of National Capitol Area, 1992-1995. Member American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

Chevy Chase (Maryland).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Letterprss printing, golf, fly-fishing, woodworking.


Married Ravida Duryée Kennedy, November 22, 1958. Children: Emily P. Brunkhurst, Andrew Greeley, Sarah Preston Schrott.