Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

James Wilson Lamberton, lawyer; b. Winona, MN, [mid-1920s]; Henry M. & Gretchen (Leicht) L.; m. Barbara Ann [maiden name]; children: [six]. A.B. magna cum laude, Carleton Coll. 1949; J.D. Yale U. 1952. Bar: D.C. 1952, N.Y. 1960, U.S. Supreme Ct. 1963. Assoc. firm Clearly [sic], Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, N.Y.C. 1953-62; ptnr. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, N.Y.C. 1963-1982, ret. ptnr., 1982--; dir. Western Union Corp., Western Union Telegraph Co. Bd. dirs. S.I. Mental Health Soc., 1965-1973, Community Action for Legal Services, N.Y.C. 1968-74, Carleton Coll. Alumni Bd., 1981--; chmn. devel. com. Carleton Coll. Alumni Bd., 1982--. Mem. ABA, N.Y. County Lawyers Assn. (dir. 1973-82, pres. 1981-82). Clubs: Yale (N.Y.C.); Nantucket Yacht. Home: POB Santa Fe NM 87504-8366

Source: Who's Who in America, 43rd edition 1984-85 (Published by Maquis Who's Who).

Happy birthday, Dad. There's a lot that didn't make it into the book, like your wartime service with the First Marine Division, and those two month-long summer "vacations" you spent in 1963 (Jackson, MS) & 1964 (Gainesville, FL) volunteering your services in the civil rights movement. I'm glad that you were able to hold at least one of my three sons (the one named after you, even though he has since changed his name) in your strong hands before you passed on at too early an age when you were 61 years young.

4 comments:

Just_because_today said...

Impressive record. Happy Birthday in Heaven

Kelly James Lamberton said...

A fine tribute to you father Peter! I need more info on him for inclusion in the Lamberton Family History Books being published. Would you help?
Kelly Lamberton IV
kellylamberton@yahoo.com
Susanville, Calif.

Mike Clark said...

I understand how proud you are of your dad. You see my grandpa's a lawyer also. Well, he evidently has many achievements too. So where did you spend his birthday? Hey, I just realized that his birthday is coming up! What are you planning to do

Marlin Sayle said...

It's quite an honor to read this. I can tell how amazing he was as a person, lawyer, husband and father. You should be very proud of him!