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Richard Caleb Cahn


Richard Caleb Cahn, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1956, Florida 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960. Fellow, Society Values in Higher Education, 1984-1996.


Cahn, Richard Caleb was born on June 11, 1932 in Brooklyn. Son of Irving and Pearl (Abel) Cahn.


AB, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, University London, 1959.


Student assistant United States Attorney Southern District New York, New York City, 1955. Attorney United States Department Justice, Washington, 1956—1957. Partner Cahn & Cahn, LLP, Melville, New York, 1957—1965.

Principal assistant district attorney Suffolk County, 1965—1966. Deputy attorney Town of Huntington, 1966—1968. Special counsel Towns of Islip, Brookhaven, Babylon, Southampton, 1967—1968, since 2005, Amityville School District, 1978—1979, Village of North Hills, 1978—1979, Huntington, New York, 1981—1992, Towns East Hampton and Southampton, since 1997, Merrick Public Library., Smithtown, New York, 2005, Village of Sag Harbor, 2005.

Counsel Brentwood School District, 1977—1982, 1986—1990, Syosset School District, 2005—2006. Adjunct professor Touro College, 1987—1990, since 1993. Hearing officer New York State Education Department, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, 1971—1977.

Special district attorney Suffolk County, 1972. Participant World Peace Through Law Conference, 1967, Malpractice Mediation Panel, 2d department, 1974—1984, Governor's Judicial Nominating Committee 2d edpt., 1975—1981. Screening committee bankruptcy judges United States District Court (eastern district) New York, 1976—1981.

Screening committee United States Magistrate Judges, 1977—1981, since 2003. Regional counsel State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1972—1990. Editorial board Yale Law Journal, 1954.


  • Bar: New York 1956, Florida 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960.


Delaware Moscow Conference on Law and Jurisprudence, 1990. Trustee Adelphi University, since 1977. Board directors Stony Brook Foundation, 1974—1986, Eastern District Civil Litigation Fund, 1982—1986.

Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers. Member: American Bar Association, Federal Bar Council (vice president 1982-1984, trustee 1984-1989), American Judicature Society, Federal Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association (president 1981-1982), New York Bar Association (house of deals 1981-1983, chairman condemnation, zoning and property use committee 1989-1990).


Married Vivian Isabel Meksin, December 24, 1961. Children: Michael, Lisa, Daniel, Sara.

Irving Cahn

Pearl (Abel) Cahn

Vivian Isabel Meksin

Michael Cahn

Lisa Cahn

Daniel Cahn

Sara Cahn