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Lawyer , business executive

Seymour Miller Klein, lawyer, business executive. Bar: New York 1933, Supreme Court of the United States Court. Recipient Friend of Lehigh award Lehigh University Alumni Association, 1970.


Klein, Seymour Miller was born on March 14, 1909 in New York City. Son of Emanuel and Sadie (Miller) Klein.


BSS cum laude, City College of New York, 1929; Juris Doctor cum laude, Harvard University, 1932.


Assistant United State Attorneys, Southern District New York, 1932-1939; special assistant to attorney general United States, 1934-1936; partner, Shea & Gould (merged Lynton, Klein, Opton & Saslow and predecessors), New York City, 1939-1988; lecturer, Practising Law Institute, 1946-1988.


  • Bar: New York 1933, Supreme Court of the United States Court.


  • Other Work

    • Board editors Harvard Law Review, 1932.


Former president 100 Park Avenue, Inc., Louis Adler Realty Company, Inc. Board directors Midtown Realty Owners Association, Inc. Referee appellate division New York State Supreme Court, 1963-1988.

Member Governor's Judicial Nominating Committee for 1st Judicial Department, 1975-1988, Mayor's Committee Judiciary, 1974-1978. Member departmental committee for court administration 1st Judicial Department, 1966-1988. Member of New York Judicial Nominating Committee, 1976-1988.

Member judicial relations committee appellate division Supreme Court New York, 1968-1976, chairman of the executive committee court administration, 1969-1988. Honorary commissioner Public Events City New York, 1969-1973. Member New York City Cultural Council, 1969-1973.

President Louis and Bessie Adler Foundation, Ruth and Seymour Klein Foundation. Former president and Chairman of the Board 92d St. YM-YWHA. Board directors Citizens Tax Council.

Trustee Federation Jewish Philanthropies New York. Board directors, member Executive Committee Museum Collaborative. Trustee New York Public Library., 1985-1988, Robert Wood Johnson Charitable Trust.

Honorary trustee Metropolitan Museum Art, 1983-1988. Member trustee painting and sculpture committee Museum Modern Art. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (commission on judicial selection 1974-1988, special commission on requirements of courts 1973-1975), Association of Bar of City of New York (past member executive grievance and judiaciary committee, chairman judicial committee), American Arbitration Association (national panel arbitrators), New York County Lawyers Association, Harmonie Club (Board of Governors, Executive Committee New York City chapter), Sunningdale Country Club (president 1964-1967, former Executive Committee, Board of Governors), Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Beta Tau.


Married Ruth Liberman, October 29, 1939. Children: Jeffrey Peter, Donald Stuart.

Emanuel Klein

Sadie (Miller) Klein

Ruth Liberman

Donald Stuart Klein

Jeffrey Peter Klein