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Richard Edwin Sherwood, American lawyer. Bar: California 1953. Decorated gold rays with rosette Order of Rising Sun (Japan).


Sherwood, Richard Edwin was born on July 24, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Benjamin Berkley and Jennie (Goldeen) Sherwood.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1949;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1952;Sheldon traveling fellow, Harvard University, 1953-1954.


Law clerk to, Justice Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1954-1955;with firm, O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1955-1993;partner, O'Melveny & Myers, 1964-1993;visiting lecturer, Yale Law School, 1981;visiting professor, Sophia U., Tokyo, 1982;research scholar, U. Tokyo, 1982. Member California Little Hoover Commission, 1961-1967, White House Task Force Antitrust Policy, 1967-1968.


Trustee Los Angeles County Museum Art, 1964-1993, president, 1974-1978, chairman, 1978-1992. Chairman overseers Research and Development Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, 1986-1993. Member visiting committee Harvard Law School, 1969-1975, 86-92.

Trustee Asia Society, 1978-1993, secretary, 1989-1993. Board directors Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Music Center, 1980-1993, president, 1982-1985, chairman, 1985-1987, chairman of the executive committee, 1987-1993. Vice president Santa Fe Opera, 1992-1993, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1952-1953.

Member American Bar Association, California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association (chairman humanrights section 1970-1971), International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Rels., International Council, Museum Modern Art.


Son of; married Dorothy Lipsey Romonek, July 25, 1953. Children: Elizabeth Deirdre, Benjamin Berkley World War II.