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Richard Lawrence TAVROW


Richard Lawrence Tavrow, American lawyer. Bar: New York bar 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1969, California bar 1978. Recipient Silver Medal award Department Commerce, 1970; Fulbright scholar, 1961-1962.


Tavrow, Richard Lawrence was born on February 3, 1935 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Harry and Ida Mary (Hodess) Tavrow.


AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1960. Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1961.

Postgraduate, University Copenhagen, 1962. Postgraduate, University Luxembourg, 1962.


Attorney W.R. Grace & Company, New York City, 1962-1966. Assistant chief counsel General dynamics corporation, 1966-1968. Chief counsel office of foreign direct investments United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1969-1971.

Partner Schaeffer, Dale, Vogel & Tavrow, New York City, 1971-1975. Vice president, secretary, general counsel Prudential Lines, Inc., 1975-1978, also board directors. Vice president, secretary, general counsel American President Lines, Ltd., Oakland, California, 1978-1980, senior vice president, secretary, general counsel, 1980-1991, also board directors.

Senior vice president, secretary, general counsel American President Companies, Ltd., 1983-1991, also board directors. Senior partner Law Offices of R.L. Tavrow, since 1991. Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer Diabetes Healthcare & Life Enhancement Ltd., since 2000.

Instructor Harvard College, 1959-1961. Lecturer American Management Association, Practising Law Institute, other associations.


  • Bar: New York bar 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1969, California bar 1978.


  • Other Work

    • "Private Investors Abroad—Problems and Solutions in International Business," 1970. Chief Counsel, Office of Foreign Direct Investments, United States. Department of Commerce, 1969-1971.


Bar Association of San Francisco. American and International Bar Associations. State Bar of California.

American Society of International Law. Maritime Law Association of the United States. American Corporate Counsel Association: American Society of Corporate Secretaries, Inc.

Association of Transportation Practitioners. AsiaPacific Lawyers Association. Transportation Lawyers Association.

(Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and General Counsel).


Married Barbara J. Silver, March 22, 1972. Children– Joshua Michael, Sara Hallie.

Harry Tavrow

Ida Mary (Hodess) Tavrow

Barbara J. Silver

Joshua Michael Tavrow

Sara Hallie Tavrow