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Lawyer

William James Dempsey, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1930, New York 1932, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1935, Massachusetts 1966. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, University Club, Columbia Country Club, Burning Tree Golf Club.

Background

Dempsey, William James was born on February 22, 1906 in Brooklyn. Son of John Joseph and Kathryn Theresa (McCarthy) Dempsey.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1927. Master of Arts, Georgetown University, 1929. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1931.

Career

Teacher math and physics, Georgetown College, Washington, 1927-1929;private practice law, New York City, 1931-1932;attorney, Public Works Administration, 1933-1934;counsel, Public Works Administration, 1934-1937;assistant general counsel, Federal Power Commission, 1937;special counsel, Federal Communication Commission, 1937-1938;general counsel, Federal Communication Commission, 1938-1940;private practice, Washington, 1940-1988. Member firm Dempsey & Koplovitz. Professor federal communications law Georgetown University, 1954-1956.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1930, New York 1932, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1935, Massachusetts 1966.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, University Club, Columbia Country Club, Burning Tree Golf Club.

Connections

Married Mildred Christine Garrett, January 17, 1931 (deceased). Children: William James Junior (deceased), John Joseph II (deceased), Mary Catherine, Joanne (Mistress William J. Walsh).

father:
John Joseph Dempsey

mother:
Kathryn Theresa (McCarthy) Dempsey

spouse:
Mildred Christine Garrett

child:
William James Junior Dempsey (deceased)

child:
John Joseph II Dempsey (deceased)

child:
Mary Catherine Dempsey

child:
Joanne Dempsey (Mistress William J. Walsh)