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Orison Swett Marden, American lawyer. award 1961), Practicing Law Institute (trustee 1965-1968), Legal Aid Soc.


Marden, Orison Swett was born on May 22, 1906 in Sea Cliff, New York, United States. Son of Orison Swett and Clare (Evans) Marden.


Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1928, Bachelor of Laws, 1929. Doctor of Laws, Syracuse University, 1967, New York Law School, 1967, New York University, 1968.


Associate White & Case, 1926-1975, partner, 1946-1975. Admitted to New York bar, 1930. Chairman Judicial Commission to Reapportion New York State, 1966.

Director Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, since 1963. Chairman National Deferder Project, 1963-1970. Nat. advising committee Legal Sciences Program, Office Economics Opportunity, 1966-1968.

Chairman advising committee on health care American Medical Association, 1969-1972. Trustee New York University, 1962-1966, 69—75, Vera Institute Justice 1966-1975, William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, 1963-1975, Foundation for Overseas Libraries American Law, 1969-1975. Trustee Law Center Foundation, New York University, 1960-1975.

President 1969-1973.


Fellow Institute Judicial Administrn. (chairman Executive Committee 1969-1971, pres 1973), American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation (director 1966-1967). Member International (council 1968-1975), Inter—American, American (Chairman of Commission on legal aid work 1948-1953, house delegations 1956-1975, president 1966-1967), New York State (member Executive Committee 1958-1975, vice president 1962-1964, president 1964-1965) bar associations, International Legal Aid Association (president 1960-1964), National Council Legal Clinics (chairman 1960-1966), National Legal Aid and Defender Association (Vice-President 1948-1955, president 1955-1959, Arthur von Briesen award 1961), Practicing Law Institute (trustee 1965-1968), Legal Aid Society New York City (director 1946-1975, chairman 1969-1975), American Law Institute, Association Bar City New York (Executive Committee 1956-1960, president 1960-1962, medal 1968), New York County Lawyers Association (director) 1959-1965, Cromwell medal 1969), American Judicature Society (director Executive Committee 1962-1965), New York University Law Alumni Association (director) 1946-1975, president 1961-1962), National Conference Judicial Councils (chairman 1963-1968), National Conference Bar President (chairman 1964-1965), National Association Community Counsel (director 1967-1970), National Council Education for Professional Responsibility (director 1966-1975, chairman 1971-1975), Federal Bar Council (Emory Buckner medal 1971), National Center, for State Court Justices (chairman advisory council 1971-1973), International Legal Center, Delta Phi, Phi Delta Phi.

Clubs: Century Association, Downtown Association, Lawyers (New York City).


Married Virginia McAvoy, March 1, 1930, children—Orison Swett, John Newcomb.

Orison Swett Marden

Clare (Evans) Marden

Virginia McAvoy