David Ginsburg

Born:  April 20, 1912
New York City, New York

Died: May 23, 2010
Alexandria, Virginia

Interviews conducted by
Jeffrey F. Liss, Esq.


Grammar and High School: Huntington, West Virginia
B.A.: West Virginia University, 1932
L.L.B.: Harvard Law School, 1935

Government Service:
Securities and Exchange Commission: Attorney, Public Utilities Division, and Office of the General Counsel, 1935-1939
Law Clerk to Mr. Justice William O. Douglas, 1939
General Counsel, Office of Price Administration and predecessor agencies, 1940-1943
Presidential Certificate of Merit, 1940-1943
Served as Private advancing through grade to Captain, U.S. Army; Bronze Star; Legion of Merit, 1943-1946
Deputy Director, Economic Division, Office of Military Government, Germany, 1945-1946
Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Delegation, Austrian Treaty Commission (Vienna), 1947
Advisor, U.S. Delegation, Council of Foreign Ministers (London), 1947
Administrative Assistant, Senator M.M. Neely (West Virginia), 1950

Private Practice:
Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress, Chartered, Washington, D.C., 1946-
Adjunct Professor, International Law, Graduate School, Georgetown University, 1959-1967
General Counsel, Democratic National Committee, 1968-1970

Chairman, Executive Committee, and Board Member, National Symphony Orchestra Association (1961-1970)
Member, Presidential Emergency Board No. 166 (airlines) (1966)
Chairman, Presidential Emergency Board No. 169 (railroads) (1969)
Commissioner, The President’s Commission on Postal Organization (1967)
Executive Director, National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (1967-1968)
Member, Visiting Committee, Harvard-MIT Joint Center on Urban Studies (1969-        )
Member, Overseers Committee , John F. Kennedy School of Government (1971-1977)
Trustee, St. John’s College (1970-1976); Chairman of the Board (1974-1976)
Member, American Law Institute (1972-     )
Member, Board of Governors, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (1965-     ); Honorary Fellow, 1972
Member, Council on Foreign Relations (1974-    )

“Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorder” (March 1968), Executive Director
“The Future of German Reparations”, National Planning Association (1952)
Articles in Law Reviews

See New York Time Obituary May 25, 2010 and Dec 26, 2008 Alexandria Times article for more information.