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Lawyer

Robert Secrest Dunham, American lawyer. Bar: New York State Bar 1931. Chairman, board education, Westport, Connecticut, 1955—1961; member Westport Planning & Zoning Commission, 1963; treasurer Westport Community Council, 1965—1973; Member of Phi Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Sons of the Revolution, Phi Beta Kappa, History Science Society, New York Patent Law Association (governor 1968-1971), American Bar Association.

Background

Dunham, Robert Secrest was born on November 15, 1906 in New York City. Son of Sturges Sigler and Stella Secrest (Warren) Dunham.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1927. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1930.

Career

Admitted to New York State bar, 1931, since practiced in New York City. Associate firm Cooper, Kerr & Dunham, 1930-1942, partner, 1942-1947. Partner, successor firms, 1947-1972, Cooper, Dunham, Clark, Griffin & Moran, 1972-1973, of counsel, since 1973.

Chairman board education, Westport, Connecticut, 1955-1961. Member Westport Planning and Zoning Commission, 1963. Treasurer Westport Community Council 1965-1973.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York State Bar 1931.

Membership

Chairman, board education, Westport, Connecticut, 1955—1961. Member Westport Planning & Zoning Commission, 1963. Treasurer Westport Community Council, 1965—1973.

Member of Phi Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Sons of the Revolution, Phi Beta Kappa, History Science Society, New York Patent Law Association (governor 1968-1971), American Bar Association.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Walls Cooper, June 15, 1934. Children: Christopher Cooper, Sally Secrest, Nancy Nicholas.

father:
Sturges Sigler Dunham

mother:
Stella Secrest (Warren) Dunham

spouse:
Elizabeth Walls Cooper

child:
Nancy Nicholas Dunham

child:
Sally Secrest Dunham

child:
Christopher Cooper Dunham