Born:  1909
Washington, D.C.

Summary by
Daniel R. Ernst

Interviews Conducted by
Professor Daniel R. Ernst

Bernard I. Nordlinger, Esq.

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Oral History Summary

BIOGRAPHY – December 19, 1991

Bernard I. Nordlinger, born Washington, D.C., 1909, (third generation Washingtonian), George Washington University, A.B. (with distinction) 1929, LL.B. (Order of the Coif and Law Review) 1933; Georgetown University, LL.M. 1942. Lieutenant, U.S.N.R., 1943-1945. Admitted to bar, 1932; a founder of and now counsel to King & Nordlinger, Attorney-at-Law.

President, D.C. Bar Association, 1972-1973; President of Trustees, 1960. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow American Bar Foundation, Member, American Bar Association (Member, House of Delegates, 1972-1973). D.C. Bar Association “Lawyer of the Year” award 1983.

President, George Washington University Law Association, 1957-1958. Past President of the following: District of Columbia Health and Welfare Council (Community Chest), Jewish Social Service Agency, Jewish Historical Society.

Presently Member: Masons, Scottish Rite, American Legion, Jewish War Veterans, (formerly Columbia) Historical Society of Washington, Washington Hebrew Congregation and its Brotherhood, and various other civic and philanthropic groups.

Formerly, Chairman, Committee on Grievances, United States District Court for the District of Columbia; Trustee, American Jewish Historical Society.

Member, Judicial Conference D.C. Circuit (1962-  ). Lecturer, real estate, corporation and bankruptcy law at various symposiums of local law schools and Practicing Law Institutes of American Bar Association. Mediator, U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit (1987-); Trustee, Landon School (1987-1993); Evaluator, U.S. District Court for D.C. (1989-  ).

Formerly: Director and Chairman, Trust Audit Committee, Union Trust Company and its successor, First American Bank, N.A.; Director, Secretary and Counsel (a founder) Pro-Football, Inc., operator of Washington Redskins, Formerly Counsel, Director and Member Executive Committee, Interstate Federal Savings and Loan Association; formerly president Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Associations; also, Director, Secretary and general counsel of various corporations in the District of Columbia and its environs.

Member: Woodmont Country Club (Board of Directors 1945-2948, 2970-2973), University Club, Lawyers Club (Board of Directors 1981-1985), Counselors.

Resides at 3101 New Mexico Avenue, N.W., Sutton Towers, Washington, D.C. Two children, five grandchildren, one great grandchild, three step-children, four step-grandchildren and three step- great grandchildren.

Alumni Achievement Awards: George Washington University (1965); Georgetown University (1973); National Law Center Georgetown University (1991).

Author: Federal Estate Tax and Tenancies by the Entirety Created Prior to 1916; Federal Income Tax Aspects of Transactions by a Corporation in Shares of its Own Capital Stock; Block Booking and The Sherman Act; Patent Pools and The Sherman Act; Administrative Cancellation of Licenses; Aspects of the National Labor Relations Act; Changes in Corporate Structure Under the D.C. Business Corporation Act; A History of the Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Co-Author: D.C. Business Corporation Act, 1954

Courtesy of the Nordlinger Family