Francis T.P. (Francis Taylor Pearsons) Plimpton
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b. December 7, 1900, New York, NY.
s. George Arthur and Frances Taylor (Pearsons) Plimpton
A.B. magna cum laude, Amherst College, 1922; L.H.D. (hon.), 1973.
J.D., Harvard University, 1925
LL.D. (hon.), Colby College, 1960; Lake Forest College, 1964; New York University, 1970; Yale University, 1972; Vermont Law School, 1979.
L.H.D. (hon.), Pratt Institute, 1967; Adelphi University, 1972
m. Pauline Ames, June 4, 1926; children: George Ames; Francis T.P.; Oakes Ames; Sarah Gay
Admitted to New York Bar, 1926
Associated with firm Root, Clark, Buckner and Ballantine, New York, NY, 1925-1932; in charge of Paris office, 1930-1931
General Solicitor, RFC, Washington, D.C., 1932-1933
Partner, firm Debevoise and Plimpton, and predecessors, New York, NY, 1933-1961, 1965-1983.
Ambassador, deputy U.S. representative, United Nations, 1961-1965; member, U.S. delegations, 15th-19th General Assemblies Member, advisory committee on international organizations, Department of State.
First vice-president, member of administrative tribunal, United Nations, 1966-1980.
Chairman, New York City Board of Ethics, Mayor's New York City Committee on Distinguished Guests.
Decorated chevalier Legion of Honor (France); commander Order of Merit (Italy); Order, Law, Culture and Peace (Mexico); associate knight, Order St. John Jerusalem; recipient, Distinguished Public Service award, New England Society of New York, 1963.
Other awards: Federal Bar Council, 1964; St. Nicholas Society, 1974; Institute of Man and Science, 1975; Bronze medal, City of New York, 1975; Gold medal, New York Bar Association, 1977; Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1980; medal of distinction, Barnard College, 1979; Justice award, Legal Aid Society, 1981
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Bar Foundation; Benjamin Franklin Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Trustee of various financial and academic institutions.
Member of legal, historical, cultural and genealogical organizations and social clubs.
- Magazine articles
- Contributing editor: As We Knew Adlai (1965)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
TRANSFERRED TO HLS STUDENT NOTEBOOK COLLECTION
- (1) Agency
- (2) Bills and Notes
- (3) Civil Procedure
- (4) Conflict of Laws
- (5) Contracts [Samuel Williston]
- (6) Corporations
- (7) Criminal Law [Roscoe Pound or Felix Frankfurter] Notes on Jurisprudence reading, pp. 119ff
- (8) Equity II
- (9) Equity III [Zechariah Chafee, Jr.]
- (10) Evidence
- (11) Future Interests
- (12) Jurisprudence [Roscoe Pound?]
- (13) Liability; Constitutional Law
- (14) Property I [Warren]
- (15) Property II
- (16) Public Utilities [Beale or Frankfurter]
- (17) Sales [used Williston's book]
- (18) Torts [M.O. Hudson]
- (19) Trusts [Scott?]
- Plimpton, Francis T. P. (Francis Taylor Pearsons). Papers, 1923-1976: Finding Aid.
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