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Paul Michael Bator, Hungarian, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York bar 1958. Fellow American Academy Arts and Science; member American Law Institute.


Bator, Paul Michael was born on July 2, 1929 in Budapest, Hungary. Came to the United States, 1939. Naturalized, 1945. Son of Victor and Franciska Elisabeth (Sichermann) Bator.


Graduate, Groton School, 1947. AB, Princeton University, 1951. Master of Arts in History, Harvard University, 1953.

Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1956.


Law clerk to, Supreme Court Justice Harlan, 1956-1957;associate firm, Debevoise, Plimpton & McLean, New York City, 1957-1959;assistant professor of law, Harvard Law School, 1959-1962;professor, Harvard Law School, 1962-1985;associate dean, Harvard Law School, 1971-1975;Bromley professor, Harvard Law School, 1981-1985;deputy solicitor general, counselor, Solicitor General of the United States, 1983-1984;John P. Wilson professor of law, University of Chicago, 1985-1989;of counsel, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, 1985-1989. Visiting professor law University of California, Berkeley, 1966, Stanford University, 1971-1972, University of Chicago, 1978-1979.


Fellow American Academy Arts and Science. Member American Law Institute.


Married Alice Garrett Hoag, June 2, 1956. Children– Thomas Ewing, Michael G., Julia F.