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Richard David Kearney

diplomat , Lawyer

Richard David Kearney was American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1938. Recipient Carr medal State Department, 1978, Distinguished Alumni award University Cincinnati, 1986. Served to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Academy Political Science, American Bar Association (medal for contributions to development private international law), Foreign Service Association, American Law Institute, Order of Coif.

Background

Kearney, Richard David was born on January 3, 1914 in Dayton, Kentucky, United States. Son of David Richard and Mary (Manouge) Kearney.

Education

Xavier University, Cincinnati, 3235, Bachelor of Arts. University of Cincinnati, 1936-1938, Bachelor of Laws. Spoken languages: English, French.

Career

Assistant general counsel United States High Commissioner, Germany, 1949-1950. Deputy United States member Validation Board for German Dollar Bonds, 1953-1956. Assistant legal adviser European affairs Department State, 1956-1962, principal deputy legal adviser, 1962-1967.

Member with personal rank of ambassador United Nations International Law Commission, 1967-1977, 1st vice president commission, 1970, president commission, 1972-1973, special rapporteur for international rivers, 1974-1978. Chairman Secretary State's Advisory Committee Private International Law, 1964-1978. Head United States delegate Conference Uniform International Sales Law, 1964, The Hague Conference Private International Law, 1964, 68, 76, conference on Enforcement Foreign Judgements, 1966, United Nations Conference on Law of Treaties, 1968-1969, Inter-American Conference on Human Rights, 1969, United Nations Conference on State Succession.

President Washington Conference International Wills, 1973. Senior adviser, vice president, member executive committee American Society International Law, 1978-1981. Member governing council International Institute for Unification of Private Law, 1968-1991.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio 1938.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Articles on codification and unification 834 of law in several professional journals.

Membership

Served to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Academy Political Science, American Bar Association (medal for contributions to development private international law), Foreign Service Association, American Law Institute, Order of Coif. Clubs: Landsdowne (London, England).

Annapolis Yacht.

Connections

Married Margaret Helen Murray, November 22, 1944.

father:
David Richard Kearney

mother:
Mary (Manouge) Kearney

spouse:
Margaret Helen Murray