Attended public schools in San Francisco
B.A. in Economics University of California, Berkeley, 1939. Editor-in-Chief California Law Review, 1941-42
LLB Boalt Hall, 1942
U.S. Navy 1942-46, to rank of Lieutenant, USNR
Law Clerk to Justice William 0. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court, 1946-47. Department of Justice, 1947-52
Assistant Chief, Appellate Section, Antitrust Division, 1949-52.
Assistant General Counsel for Litigation, Federal Communications Commission, 1952-54.
Member, California Bar since 1946;
District of Columbia Bar since 1954.
Private practice, 1954 – present; partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 1962 – present.
President, Federal Communications Bar Association, 1965-66; FCBA delegate to ABA House of Delegates 1967-70. Chairman, Advisory Committee on Procedures, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1988 – present. Member, Falls Church, Virginia School Board, 1960-71 ; Chairman, 1962-70. Member, City Council, Falls Church, Virginia, 1982-88.
One of the co-authors of A Legislative History of the Communications Act o f 1934, Oxford University Press, 1989.
Has appeared in oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court seven times, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit numerous times, before the Second, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, before the Supreme Court of Alabama, before the California District Court of Appeals, and before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Presented oral argument on behalf of IBM and other respondent intervenors in People of the State of California v. FCC (87-7230), 9th Circuit, decided June 6, 1990.
Born May 1, 1919