Friendly, Henry Jacob, 1903-1986

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  • 1903: Born, Elmira, New York, July 3.
  • 1923: Graduated from Harvard, summa cum laude, history.
  • 1927: Harvard Law School, summa cum laude. Editor-in-chief, Harvard Law Review.
  • 1927 - 1928 : Law clerk for Mr. Justice Brandeis of Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
  • 1928 - 1936 : Associate of law firm Root, Clark, Buckner, Howland & Ballantine of New York City.
  • 1930: Married Sophie M. Stern of Philadelphia, daughter of former Chief Justice Horace stern of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
  • 1937 - 1945 : Partner in law firm Root, Clark, Howland & Ballantine of New York City.
  • 1940: Elected President of the Jewish School Service Association.
  • 1944: Appointed by Harvard President Conant to the Harvard Law School Committee in charge of faculty appointments.
  • 1945: Elected Trustee-at-large of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
  • 1945: Chairman of the Federation’s Building Committee.
  • 1946 - 1959 : Joined George E. Cleary, Leo Gottilieb and others in forming the firm Cleary, Gottilieb, Friendly & Hamilton with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Paris.
  • 1946 - 1959 : Director, Vice President, and general counsel for Pan Am World Airways.
  • 1954: Elected member of the Board of Directors, Greater New York Fund.
  • 1955: Elected member of the Board of Directors, Citizens’ Committee to Keep New York Clean.
  • 1957 - 1959 : Appointed by Harvard President Pusey to fund raising committee for the International Legal Studies Building at Harvard Law School.
  • 1958 - 1959 : President, Harvard Law School Association of New York City.
  • 1959: Appointed to United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • 1959: Appointed by Mayor Wagner as member of the Commission on Hospital Care.
  • 1959: Elected first Vice President, Harvard Alumni Association.
  • 1960 - 1961 : President, Harvard Alumni Association.
  • 1964 - 1969 : Overseer, Harvard University.
  • 1971 - 1973 : Chief Justice of the Second Circuit.
  • 1974 - 1986 : Presiding judge of the Special Court under the Rail Reorganization Act (in addition to regular duties.)
  • 1986: Died at Park Avenue apartment, New York City, March 11.

From the guide to the Papers, 1958-1985, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf The class notes of Henry Jacob Friendly, 1924-1927 Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Alexander Mordecai Bickel papers, 1916-1987, 1930-1975 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Paper, Lewis J. Lewis J. Paper papers. 1981-1987. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Felix Frankfurter papers, 1846-1966 (bulk 1907-1966). Library of Congress
referencedIn Scott, Austin Wakeman. Austin Wakeman Scott papers. 1906-1979. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Research materials on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1910-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Roscoe Pound papers, 1888-1964 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn James Vorenberg papers, 1965-1979 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Freund, Paul A. Paul A. Freund papers. 1918-1993. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Diplomas, honorary degrees, citations and awards of persons affiliated with Harvard Law School. 1834 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Papers of Henry Jacob Friendly, 1927 (inclusive). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned. Learned Hand papers. 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Wilfred Feinberg papers, 1936-2011 (bulk 1960-2011) Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Bernard J. Ward Papers, ca. 1954-1982, bulk 1961-1981 Rare Books & Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
referencedIn Sutherland, Arthur E., 1902-1973. Papers of Arthur Eugene Sutherland, 1923-1972 (inclusive), 1950-1972 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Fuller, Lon L. Lon L. Fuller papers. 1926-1977. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Richard H. Field papers, 1942-1978 Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Arthur E. Sutherland papers Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Henry Jacob Friendly papers, 1958-1985 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Berger, Raoul. Raoul Berger Papers. 1921-2000. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Magruder, Calvert. Calvert Magruder Papers. 1920-1965. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Glueck, Sheldon. Sheldon Glueck papers. 1916-1972. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Freund, Paul A. Paul A. Freund papers. 1918-1993. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Reminiscences of Henry Jacob Friendly : oral history, 1960 Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Fuller, Lon L., 1902- person
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New York NY US
Elmira NY US
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Equity pleading and procedure--Study and teaching
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Partnership--Study and teaching
Corporation law--Study and teaching
Conflict of laws--Study and teaching
Contracts--Study and teaching
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Birth 1903-07-03

Death 1986-03-11

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