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Samuel Keene Claggett Kopper, American lawyer.


Kopper, Samuel Keene Claggett was born on July 7, 1914 in New York City. Son of John Matthias and Sarah Genevieve (Claggett) Kopper.


Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1937. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1940. Graduate law student George Washington University, 1946-1947.

Diploma, Academy de Droit International de la Haye, 1953.


Davies, Auerbach, Cornell & Hardy, New York City, 1939. Research secretary Foreign Affairs Council, Cleveland, 1940-1941. Admitted to Ohio bar, 1941.

Assistant to counsel Lake Carriers Association, Cleveland, 1941. Officer div. export controls Department of State, Washington, 1941. Junior Executive officer Board Economics Warfare, 1941-1942, staff office international security affairs, 1945-1947, staff Bureau Near Eastern, S. Asian and African Affairs, 1947-1949, deputy director Office of Near Eastern Affairs, 1950-1952, resigned, 1952.

Deputy publicity director National Volumteers for Stevenson, Chicago, September-December 1952. Consultant to assistant secretary state for Near Eastern, S. Asian and African Affairs, 1953. Counsel Arabian American Oil Corporation, since 1953, assistant to the chairman of the board, since 1956.

Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1953. Adviser to the United States delegation United Nations Security Council, 1946-1948, General Assembly, 1947-1949. Representative International Law Association 18th-22 session UNEC OSOC Geneva.

New York, 1954-1956, 12th session United Nations Economics Commission Asia and Far East, 1956. Representative National Association Mfgrs. to 11 session United Nations Economics Commission Europe, Geneva, 1956. Chairman Men’s Committee, Mayor’s United Nations Hospitality Committee, since 1956.

Advisory council Democratic National Committee.


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Served as Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American (Chairman of Commission on Near East law), International (Chairman of Commission international restrictive business practices American branch 1954), District of Columbia Bar associations, American Society International Law (executive council since 1956), Middle East Ins.t (Board of Governors, since 1956), American Petroleum Institute, Societe de Legislation com paree, Foreign Service Association, Council Foreign Relations. Clubs: Princeton (New York City).


Married Elizabeth Duke Lee, September 1, 1941. Children: Elizabeth Marshall, Samuel Keene Claggett, Richard Henry Lee, Robert Brooke.

John Matthias Kopper

Sarah Genevieve (Claggett) Kopper

Elizabeth Duke Lee

Elizabeth Marshall Kopper

Samuel Keene Claggett Kopper

Richard Henry Lee Kopper

Robert Brooke Kopper