Donovan, James B. (James Britt), 1916-

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1916-02-19
Death 1970-01-19

Biographical notes:

American lawyer and educator; associate general counsel, Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1942-1943; general counsel, Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945; assistant to American chief prosecutor, Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, 1945; negotiator of Abel-Powers spy exchange with the Soviet Union and of the Cuban prisoners exchange following the Bay of Pigs; president, New York City Board of Education, 1963-1965.

From the description of James B. Donovan papers, 1919-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869910

Biographical Note

  • 1916, February 19: Born, New York City
  • 1937: A.B., Fordham University
  • 1940: L.L.B., Harvard University
  • 1942 - 194 : Associate General Counsel, Office of Scientific Research and Development
  • 1943 - 1945 : General Counsel, Office of Strategic Services
  • 1945: Assistant to the U.S. Chief Prosecutor, International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg
  • 1950 - 1970 : Partner, Waters and Donovan, New York City
  • 1961 - 1963 : Vice President, New York Board of Education
  • 1963 - 1965 : President, New York Board of Education
  • 1964: Author, Strangers on a Bridge
  • 1967: Author, Challenges
  • 1968 - 1970 : President, Pratt Institute
  • 1970, January 19: Died, New York City

From the guide to the James B. Donovan papers, 1919-1976, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Education New York (N.Y.)
  • Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, 1945-1946
  • Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946
  • Espionage
  • Lawyers--Interviews
  • Education
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945--Secret service
  • War crime trials

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Germany (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Cuba (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Cuba (as recorded)