David Carliner

Born: August 13, 1918
Washington, D.C.

Died: September 9, 2007

Interviews conducted by
Charles Reischel, Esq.

David Carliner, Esq.

BIOGRAPHY – August 12, 1997

Education:
American University, 1935-36
University of Virginia, 1936-38
University of Virginia School of Law, 1938-40
National University, L.L.B. 1941

Bar: Va. 1940; D.C. 1946

Employment:
Attorney. JAG Office, Army Department, Washington, DC, 1946
Washington Representative. New Council American Business, Washington, DC, 1946-48
Private Practice of Law, Washington, DC, 1948-50
Partner, Wasserman and Carliner, Washington, DC, 1950-67
Of Counsel, Chapman Duff and Lenzini, Washington, DC, 1968-74
Carliner and Gordon,Washington, DC, 1974-84
Carliner and Remes P.C., Washington, 1984-2007
Visiting Lecturer, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, USIA, Harvard U., 1985.

Publications:
Author, Rights of Aliens, 1977; co-author The Rights of Aliens and Refugees, 1990.

Organizations:
Member, National Board of Directors, ACLU, 1965-1983; General Counsel, ACLU, 1976-79; Chair, Board of Directors, ACLU of the National Capital Area, 1961-
Chair, International Human Rights Law Group, 1978-86
Co-Chair, Washington Home Rule Committee, 1966-70
Co-Chair, Committee for the D.C. Reorganization Plan, 1967-68
Chair, Washington Chapter and Member National Executive Council, American Jewish Committee, 1969-71
Member, National Advisory Council, Amnesty International, 1969 –
Member, Board of Directors, American Council for Nationalities Services, 1977-89
Trustee, International League for Human Rights
Trustee, Washington Institute, Values in Public Policy, 1984-88
Member, American Bar Association; Chair, Immigration and Nationality Committee of the Administrative Law Section, 1979-83; Member, Council of the Administrative Law Section, 1983-87
Brookings Institution Council,1995
Federal Bar Association, Chair, American Immigration and Naturalization, 1961-62
District of Columbia Bar, Vice Chair (opinions), Ethics Committee, 1974-76; Member, Board of Directors, 1980-83
Member, Virginia State Bar; American Law Institute; Association of Immigration, Nationality Lawyers
Cosmos Club (Washington)
Women’s National Democratic Club (Washington)

Awards:
Recipient, Oliver Wendell Holmes Award, 1966
Immigration Law Lifetime Achievement Award, Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, 1994

Personal:
Parents – Lewis and Cassie (Brooks)
Married Jan. 24, 1944 – Miriam Kalter (d. Aug. 9, 1994)
Children – Geoffrey Owen and Deborah Joan (m. Robert Remes)

Courtesy of the Carliner Family

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