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Lawyer

Norman Howard Birnkrant, American lawyer. Recipient Gold medal of honor for services behalf Republic Austria, 1959; Max-Reinhardt medal from mayor of Salzburg Austria, 1961.

Background

Birnkrant, Norman Howard was born on August 22, 1908 in New York City. Son of Maurice H. and Tillie (Schellberg) Birnkrant.

Education

Juris Doctor, Detroit College Law, 1928. Postgraduate, University of Michigan, 1928-1932, U. Detroit, 1938.

Career

Bar: Michigan bar 1929. Since practiced in, Detroit. Member firm Birnkrant, Birnkrant & Birnkrant, from 1928, senior member, from 1946.

Michigan consul for Republic of Austria, from 1954, Austrian consul general, from 1965. Secretary Detroit Consular Corps, since 1966. Dean Consular Corps College and International Consular Academy, 1971.

Member world affairs committee, international adviser world trade Greater Detroit Board Commerce, from 1954. Secretary Inter-American Affairs Center, State Department, 1942. Guest lecturer international affairs Wayne State University, from 1955.

Membership

Member State Bar Michigan, American, International, Federal (2d vice president), Detroit bar associations), American Society International Law, American Trial Lawyers Association, American Arbitration Association, World Trade. Club (vice president, chairman reception committee). Club: Cirumnavigators (New York City and).

Connections

Married Phyllis Zelens, April. Children: Terry Joy (Mistress Gordon R. Miller), Madge Sue (Mistress Thomas Grossman).

father:
Maurice H. Birnkrant

mother:
Tillie (Schellberg) Birnkrant

spouse:
Phyllis Zelens

children:
Madge Sue Birnkrant (Mistress Thomas Grossman)

Terry Joy Birnkrant (Mistress Gordon R. Miller)