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Herbert Brownell, Jr. Herbert Brownell Jr. (1904-1996) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Peru, Nemaha County, Neb., February 20, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; counsel for hotel associations; author, "Manual of New York Hotel and Restaurant Law"; member of New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1933-37; defeated, 1931; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1944, 1948; campaign manager, Thomas E. Dewey for Governor of New York and for President; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1944-46; U.S. Attorney General, 1953-57. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Upsilon; Sigma Delta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Died of cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 1, 1996 (age 92 years, 71 days). Interment at Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert Brownell and Mary A. (Miller) Brownell; married, June 16, 1934, to Doris A. McCarter; married 1987 to Marion Taylor.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Herbert Brownell: Advising Ike : The Memoirs of Attorney General Herbert Brownell (1993)
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Felix Cole (1887-1969) — of Washington, D.C.; Montclair, Essex County, N.J. Born in St. Louis, Mo., October 12, 1887. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Petrograd, as of 1916-17; U.S. Consul General in Warsaw, as of 1929; Algiers, as of 1938-43; U.S. Minister to Ethiopia, 1945; U.S. Ambassador to Ceylon, 1948-49. Member, Order of the Coif; Psi Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in 1969 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Lee Cole and Kate Dunn (Dewey) Cole; married, October 10, 1916, to T. Imshenetzkaya; married, September 22, 1928, to Marilla C. Cole.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Frederick Bernard Lacey (b. 1920) — also known as Frederick B. Lacey — Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., September 9, 1920. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1969-71; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1971-82. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Robert Lacey and Mary Agnes (Armstrong) Lacey; married, May 20, 1944, to Mary C. Stoneham.
  Indira Talwani (b. 1960) — of San Francisco, Calif.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Englewood, Bergen County, N.J., October 6, 1960. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Massachusetts, 2014-. Female. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Member, Order of the Coif. Still living as of 2021.
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  Arthur T. Vanderbilt (1888-1957) — of East Orange, Essex County, N.J.; Short Hills, Essex County, N.J. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., July 7, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Nathan L. Jacobs, 1928-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1920 (alternate), 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940, 1944; circuit judge in New Jersey, 1947-48; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1948-57; died in office 1957. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Sigma Pi; Order of the Coif; American Political Science Association. Died June 16, 1957 (age 68 years, 344 days). Interment at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Lewis Vanderbilt and Alice H. (Leach) Vanderbilt; married, September 12, 1914, to Florence Althen.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Weintraub (1908-1977) — of New Jersey. Born in Cranford, Union County, N.J., March 5, 1908. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; superior court judge in New Jersey, 1956; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1956-57; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1957-73. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi. Died in 1977 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
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