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Lawyer , real estate executive

Thomas Loren Karsten, American real estate executive, lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1938, New York 1948.


Karsten, Thomas Loren was born on September 4, 1915 in Minneapolis. Son of H.A. and Ida D. (Karsten) Karsten.


Bachelor of Arts Chicago, 1937. Doctor of Laws, University Chicago, 1939.


Executive assistant to under secretary interior, 1942. Naval aide to governor Puerto Rico. Also lecturer administrative law University Puerto Rico and.

Alternate member Anglo-American Caribbean Commission, 1943-1945. Associate prosecutor International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946. Member firm Schwartzreich & Mathias, New York City, 1946-1950.

Special counsel to Special Senate Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, 1950. Director consumer goods division OPS, Washington, 1951-1952. Assistant to president American Trading & Production Corporation, Baltimore.

Vice president Northern Properties, Inc. Vice president, director Blaustein Industries, Inc., American Trading Corporation, Wilshire Properties, Inc., Atapco-Valley, Inc., Atapco-Valley Land Corporation, Atapco-San Diego, Inc. Vice president Charles St. Development Corporation, 1953-1968.

Executive vice president Ogden Development Corporation. Also vice chairman Greenwood Village, Inc., 1968-1970. Retired, 1989.


  • Bar: Illinois 1938, New York 1948.


  • Other Work

    • Collaborating author: Handbook of Federal Indian Law, 1941.


Member New York City Mayor's Committee on Puerto Rican Affairs, 1949-1950. Vice president A Fair Deal for New York County, 1949-1950. Commissioner Baltimore County Redevelopment and Rehabilitation Commission.

Vice president Green Spring Valley Area Planning Council. Executive vice president, director Planned Parenthood Association. Director National Travelers Aid Association.

Commissioner Maryland Gambling Study Commission Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member United Nations Association (vice president, board directors) Clubs: Regency (Los Angeles).


Married Marilyn R. Herst, November 26, 1950. Children– Lesley, Thomas, Liza, Timothy.

H.A. Karsten

Ida D. (Karsten) Karsten

Marilyn R. Herst

Timothy Karsten

Liza Karsten

Lesley Karsten

Thomas Karsten