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Lawyer

Oliver Boutwell Merrill, American Lawyer. Bar: New York 1930. Decorated commander Order British Empire. Board of directors Peoples Symphony Concerts, 1951-1985; trustee Beardsley School,1943-1953; trustee Amherst College, 1951-1985, chairman of the board of trustees, 1969-1973. Member American Bar Association, University Club., Century Association New York City.

Background

Merrill, Oliver Boutwell was born on November 13, 1903 in Summit, New Jersey, United States. Son of Oliver Boutwell and Kitty Earl (Lyall) Merrill.

Education

Graduate, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1921. Bachelor, Amherst College, 1925. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Amherst College, 1976.

Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1928.

Career

Legal secretary to Supreme Court Justice Stone, 1928-1929. Practiced in New York City. Partner Sullivan & Cromwell, 1937-1974.

Counsel National War Fund, 1941-1946. Government appeal agent local Selective Service System, 1942-1945. Board directors American Water Works Company, Inc., 1947-1951.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1930.

Membership

Board of directors Peoples Symphony Concerts, 1951-1985. Trustee Beardsley School,1943-1953. Trustee Amherst College, 1951-1985, chairman of the board of trustees, 1969-1973.

Member American Bar Association, University Club., Century Association New York City.

Connections

Married Laura Gardner Provost, September 1, 1928 (deceased February, 1985). 1 child, Barbara Louise Merrill Huggins.

father:
Oliver Boutwell Merrill

mother:
Kitty Earl (Lyall) Merrill

spouse:
Laura Gardner Provost

child:
Barbara Louise Merrill Huggins Merrill