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labor arbitrator , Lawyer

Ralph Theodore Seward, American lawyer, labor arbitrator. Bar: New York bar 1936. Member National Academy Arbitrators (president 1947-1949), Industrial Relations Research Association (executive board since 1968), American Arbitration Association (mediation advisory committee since 1974), Phi Beta Kappa Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

Background

Seward, Ralph Theodore was born on March 16, 1907 in New York City. Son of John Perry and Edith (Hibbard) Seward.

Education

AB, Cornell University, 1927. Master of Arts, New York University, 1931. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1935.

Career

Associate Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, 1935-1936. Attorney National Labor Relations Board, 1936-1937. Executive secretary New York State Labor Relations Board, 1937-1939, general counsel, 1939.

Chairman Board Immigration Appeals, United States Department Justice, 1939-1941. Executive secretary National Defense Mediation Board, 1941-1942. Associate public member W.L.B., 1942.

Impartial chairman Metropolitan New York Milk Industry, 1942-1944. Impartial umpire United Auto Workers and General Motors Corporation, 1944-1947. Chairman board conciliation and arbitration United States Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers American, Chief Information Officer, 1947-1949.

Impartial umpire International Harvester Company and United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers Council, 1949-1951, Bethlehem Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers American, 1952-1971, impartial chairman, 1972-1986. Member Presidential Board on Labor Disputes in Aerospace Industry, 1962. Chairman Arbitration Board 282, National Mediation Board, 1963-1965.

Member aerospace special panel Cost of Living Council, 1973-1974. Member arbitration services advisory committee Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, since 1974. Chairman permanent arbitration tribunal Government of Bermuda, since 1975.

Member foreign service grievance board Department State, since 1976.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York bar 1936.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with L. M. Collge Pharmacy Hacker, B.M. Selekman, W.J. Dickson and Television Smith) The New Industrial Relations, 1948.

Membership

Member National Academy Arbitrators (president 1947-1949), Industrial Relations Research Association (executive board since 1968), American Arbitration Association (mediation advisory committee since 1974), Phi Beta Kappa Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Married Norma North, March 5, 1939 (divorced). Children– Timothy North, Paul North. Married Clayton Cranwell, December 26, 1954.

father:
John Perry Seward

mother:
Edith (Hibbard) Seward

spouse:
Norma North

spouse:
Clayton Cranwell

child:
Timothy North Seward

child:
Paul North Seward