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International , private lawyer

Samuel Vahram Goekjian, Greek lawyer. Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955.; Member American (vice chairman committee on African law 1966-1967, chairman 1967-1968), Federal (vice chairman committee on international development 1964-1967), Inter-American, District of Columbia Bar associations, American Law Institute (special advisory committee on law governing international transactions 1960-1962), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Goekjian, Samuel Vahram was born on August 22, 1927 in Syra, Greece. Son of Vahram K. and Aznive (Bagdassarian) Goekjian.

Education

Came to the United States, 1948, naturalized, 1954. Bachelor of Arts (scholar), Syracuse University, 1952. Juris Doctor (scholar), Harvard University, 1957.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, 1958, District of Columbia Bar, 1960. Practiced in New York City, 1957-1958, Washington, 1958-1968, Beirut, 1968-1970, Paris, 1970-1978, Washington, 1978-1983. Associate attorney Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, 1957-1958.

Counsel Development Loan Fund, Department State, Washington, 1958-1960. Associate firm Surrey, Karasik, Gould and Greene, Washington, 1960-1962, managing partner, 1962-1968. Senior resident partner firm Surrey, Karasik and Greene, Beirut, 1968-1970.

Senior resident partner firm Surrey, Karasik, Morse & Goekjian, Paris, 1970-1978. Senior partner firm Surrey & Morse, 1978-1983. Chairman, chief executive officer Consolidated Westway Group Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1983-1988.

Counsel Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, Washington, since 1988. Consultant United Nations, 1962, 78–, Agency for International Development, 1963. Professorial lecturer Graduate School Public Law, George Washington University, 1963-1968.

Lecturer International Law Institute, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, 1974-1983, 88—, adjunct professor law, 1979-1983. Counsel, member executive committee Egypt-United States Business Council, 1976-1983. Member Council Foreign Relations.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author articles and book chapters on international law and finance.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955. Member American (vice Chairman of Commission on African law 1966-1967, chairman 1967-1968), Federal (vice Chairman of Commission on international development 1964-1967), Inter-American, District of Columbia Bar associations, American Law Institute (special advising committee on law governing international transactions 1960-1962), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Jean Alison MacLeod, July 6, 1957. Children– Kenneth Samuel, Christopher Allan, Peter Gregory, Lisa Dorothy.

father:
Vahram K. Goekjian

mother:
Aznive (Bagdassarian) Goekjian

spouse:
Jean Alison MacLeod

children:
Kenneth Samuel Goekjian

Lisa Dorothy Goekjian

Peter Gregory Goekjian

Christopher Allan Goekjian