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Victor Futter, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1942, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1948. Recipient Alumni medal Columbia University, 1970, Distinguished Service award American Society Corporation Secretaries, 1994; James Kent scholar.


Futter, Victor was born on January 22, 1919 in New York City. Son of Leon Nathan and Merle Caroline (Allison) Futter.


Columbia University (Bachelor of Arts, 1939. Juris Doctor, 1942). Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Columbia Law Review, 1942.

Recipient, James Kent Scholarship. Vice President and Secretary Allied Corporation, 1978-1984.


Associate firm, Sullivan & Cromwell, 1946-1952; with, Allied Corporation (now Allied Signal Inc.), Morristown, New Jersey, 1952-1984; associate general counsel, Allied Corporation (now Allied Signal Inc.), Morristown, New Jersey, 1976-1978; vice president, secretary, Allied Corporation (now Allied Signal Inc.), Morristown, New Jersey, 1978-1984; director, Allied Chemical Nuclear Products, 1977-1984; general counsel, secretary to board of trustees, Fairleigh Dickinson U., 1984-1985. Special professor of law Hofstra Law School, 1976-1978, 88-89, 94-, special consultant to the dean, since 1997. Lecturer, seminar on corporation in modern society Columbia University Law School, 1986-1998.


  • Bar: New York 1942, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1948.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Columbia Law Review. Editor-in-chief: Nonprofit Governance and Management, 2002, Resource Guide for Nonprofits, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Trustee, deputy mayor Village of Flower Hill, New York, 1974-1976. Member senate Columbia University, 1969-1975. Chairman board Columbia College Fund, 1970-1972.

President parents and friends committee Mount Holyoke College, 1978-1980. President Flower Hill Association, 1968-1970. Board directors New York Young Democrats, 1948-1952, National Executive Service Corps, 1997-2003, Society Columbia Graduates, 1998-2003.

Co-chairman fund drive Port Washington Community Chest, 1965-1966, board directors, 1965-1975. Member council overseers C.W. Post, 1984-1985. Board directors Academy Political Science, 1986-1994.

Board directors Greenwich House, 1985-2004, vice chair, 1999-2004, director emeritus, 2004-2005. Board directors National Association Local Arts Agilysys-Arts for American, 1989-1991, American Society Corporation Secretaries, 1987-1990, president New York chapter, 1983-1984. Chairman Committee on Nonprofits, 1992-1997.

Board directors Justice Resource Center, 1992-1997. Chair ad hoc Lunch Group for Nonprofits, 1993-2004. Major Army of the United States.

Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (council senior lawyers division 1989-1997, chair 1995-1996, chair Editorial Board Experience, 1989-1995, liaison to American Bar Association CEELI program 1990-1999, secretary on business law, corporation laws committee, committee on non-profit corporations, committee on corporation governors, section on international law and practice 1990-2004, board governors, program and planning committee 1999-2002, ad hoc committee model profit act 2002-2004), Association of Bar of City of New York (committee on international human rights 1983-1985, committee on 2d century 1985-1989, senior lawyers committee 1989-2002, chair 1992-1995, nonprofit committee 1995-1996, Distinguished Service award Individual Mentor Program 1995), American Law Institute (consultative group for restatement of law governing lawyers 1987-1998, consultative group for principals of non profit organizations since 2002), National Association Corporation Directors (president New York chapter 1988-1989), National Association College University Attorneys (secretary on personal relations, tenure and retirement programs 1984-1986), American Judicature Society, New York Lawyers Alliance for World Security, Columbia College Alumni Association (president 1972-1974, President's Cup award 1999), The Supreme Court History Society, Playwrights First, United States Lawn Tennis Association, American Philatelic Society, University Club (council 1996-1999, chair special events committee 1993-2000, chair club activities committee 1996-1999), Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club, Village Club of Sands Point (golf committee 1999-2000), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Joan Babette Feinberg, January 26, 1943. Children: Jeffrey Leesam, Ellen Victoria Futter Shutkin, Deborah Gail Futter Cohan.

Leon Nathan Futter

Merle Caroline (Allison) Futter

Joan Babette Feinberg

Jeffrey Leesam Futter

Ellen Victoria Futter Shutkin Futter

Deborah Gail Futter Cohan Futter