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PETER EDELMAN, American Lawyer, Partner of KECK, MAH IIS & CATE, specializing in the field of E. S.O.P. Association of America; National Center for Employee Ownership; Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council; Western Pension Conference; California Society of Certified Public Accountants. (Resident, Los Angeles, California Office). Employee Stock Ownership Plan and Financing: Corporate Tax and Employee Benefits: Estate Planning.


Edelman, Peter Benjamin was born on January 9, 1938 in Minneapolis. Son of Hyman and Miriam Hazel (Lieberman) Edelman.


Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1958. Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, 1961). Phi Beta Kappa. Treasurer, Harvard Law Review, 1960-1961.

Associate Dean, 1989— and Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, since 1982. Law Clerk to Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, United States Supreme Court, 1962-1963. Law Clerk to Judge Henry J. Friendly, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1961-1962.

Vice President, University of Massachusetts, 1972-1975. Director, New York State Division for Youth, 1975-1979.


Law clerk to Honorary Henry J. Friendly United States Court Appeals (2nd Circuit), New York City, 1961-1962. Law clerk to Justice Arthur J. Goldberg United States Supreme Court, Washington, 1962-1963. Special assistant to assistant attorney general John Douglas United States Department Justice, 1963-1964.

Legislation assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy United States Senate, 1964-1968. Associate director Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, 1969-1970. Staff director President's Committee on the Future of University Massachusetts, Boston, 1971.

Vice president university policy University Massachusetts, 1972-1975. Director New York State Division Youth, Albany, 1975-1979. Partner Foley, Lardner, Hollabaugh & Jacobs, Washington, 1979-1982.

Professor law Georgetown University Law Center, 1982-1993, 96—, associate dean, 1989-1992. Counselor to secretary United States Department Health & Human Services (Department of Health and Human Services), 1993-1995, assistant secretary for planning & evaluation, 1995-1996. Lecturer Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972-1975.

Issues director presidential campaign Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 1980. Co-director United States Department Justice Transition Team, 1992-1993.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Searching for America's Heart: Robert F. Kennedy and the Renewal of Hope, 2001. Co-author: Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men, 2006.


Chairman board New World Foundation, 1982-1987. Vice chairman board Center for Comty. Change, 1983-1987, chairman, 1987-1993, board directors, 1996—2005.

Member executive committee Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1981-1993, 97—. Board directors Center for National Policy, 1981-1993. Trustee University Düsseldorf.C., 1984-1990.

Board directors Food Research & Action Center, 1988-1993, Public Voice, 1988-1993. Member national governor board Common Cause, 1989-1993. Chairman board Fair Employment Council Greater Washington, 1990-1993.

Co-chairman Americans for Peace Now, 1990-1993, board directors, since 1997. Board directors Public Welfare Foundation, 1994-1995, 96-, board chair, since 2008, New Israel Fund, since 1997, board president 2002-2008, Center for Law & Social Policy, since 1997, Juvenile Law Center, since 1997, National Center for Youth Law, since 1997, board chair, since 2004, Chapin Hall Center for Children, 1997-2005. Chairman Comn. Access to Justice, Washington, District of Columbia, since 2005, Center American Progress Action Fund, since 2005, American Constitution Society, since 2009.

With Air National Guard, 1963.


Married Marian Elizabeth Wright, July 14, 1968. Children: Joshua, Jonah, Ezra.

Hyman Edelman

Miriam Hazel (Lieberman) Edelman

Marian Elizabeth Wright

Joshua Edelman

Jonah Edelman

Ezra Edelman