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Lawyer

William Kaufman Cole, American Lawyer. Bar: Connecticut 1939, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954.

Background

Cole, William Kaufman was born on October 5, 1914 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Francis Watkinson and Grace (Kaufman) Cole.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1936; Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1939.

Career

Teacher, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, California, 1940-1942; associate firm, Robinson, Robinson & Cole, Hartford, 1942-1948; partner, Robinson, Robinson & Cole, 1949-1979; retired partner, Robinson, Robinson & Cole, since 1980.

Achievements

  • Bar: Connecticut 1939, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954.

Membership

President Legal Aid Society, Hartford County, 1955-1962, Young Men’s Christian Association Greater Hartford, 1964-1966. Trustee McLean Fund, Simsbury, Connecticut, 1967-1989, chairman, 1980-1989, trustee emeritus, since 1989. Advisory director Hartford Hospital, board directors, 1958-1985, vice chairman, chairman, 1961-1976.

Chairman of the board of trustees Connecticut Hospital Association, 1977-1978. Board directors Westchester and Southern Connecticut Cmty. Health Plans, 1980-1982, chairman, 1980-1981.

Member Southbury Board Selectmen, 1987-1994. board directors Regional Hospice Western Connecticut, Inc., 1990-1993. With South Carolina. Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Fellow American Bar Foundation (state chairman 1978-1982).

Member American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Foundation (board directors 1973-1992, president 1975-1976), American Law Institute, Connecticut Bar Association(president 1974-1975), Hartford County Bar Association (president 1963-1964), HartfordClub, Yale Club (New York City).

Connections

Married Julia Emily Kistler, May 29, 1942 (divorced 1955). Children: David Brockway, Frank Kistler. Married Marion Beach, June 22, 1957 (deceased July 1990).

Married Ula Tenney Duncan, May 9, 1992.

father:
Francis Watkinson Cole

mother:
Grace (Kaufman) Cole

spouse:
Marion Beach

spouse:
Ula Tenney Duncan

spouse:
Julia Emily Kistler

child:
Frank Kistler Cole

child:
David Brockway Cole