Lawyer, former Dean of the Harvard Law School; former Solicitor General of the
United States.
Presently engaged In the private practice of law In the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis &
Pogue, Metropolitan Square, 1450 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005-2088.
Born East Cleveland, Ohio, July 14, l904
A.8. 1925, A.M. 1925, Oberlin College;
LLB 1928, S.J.O. 1929, Harvard Law School.
Married to Harriet Ford, two children – Mrs. Daniel Murrow,
– William E. Griswold
Honorary degrees from thirty institutions, including:
Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Michigan, Brown, Amherst, and Tulane in the United
States; Dalhousie, Toronto, Western Ontario, British Columbia In Canada; Oxford
University, the University of Edinburgh; and Sydney and Melbourne in Australia.
Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 1929 ,. Massachusetts Bar, 1935;
D.C. Bar, 1973; Bar or the Supreme Court of the United States, 1932.
Practiced in Cleveland, Ohio, 1929; attorney In Office of the Solicitor General and
Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Washington, D.C. 1929-1934. Member of
the faculty of the Harvard Law School from 1934 until 1967; Dean of the Harvard Law
School 1946-1967.
Solicitor General of the United States, 1967-1973
Received American Bar Association Gold Medal • 1978
Trustee: Oberlin College, 1936-80, Emeritus since Jan. I, 1980;
Bradford Junior College, 1942-49;
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, 1942-46;
Harvard Law Review Association, 1938-67.
Member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1961-1967
Member of Commission on Domestic Activites of the C.I.A., 1975
President, Association of American Law Schools, 1957-1958; Director, American Bar
Foundation, 1963-1978 (President, 1971-1974); Member ol the House of Delegates of
the American Bar Ass’n 1958-1986; (Board of Governors, 1966-1969); Honorary
Bencher of Inner Temple, England; American Law Instill.lie (member of Council);
American College of Trial Lawyers; American Philosophical Society; Fellow of British
Academy; American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Phi Beta Kappa.
Author: Spendthrift Trust, 1936, 2d ed. 1947; Cases on Federal Taxation, six editions
through 1966; revised edition with Michael Graetz, 1976; Cases on Conflict of Law
(with others), five editions through 1964; The Fifth Amendment Today, 1955, Harvard
University Press; Law and Lawyers in the unaed States, 1964. Harvard University
Press. •ould Fields, New Corne: The Personal Memoirs of a Twentieth Century
Lawyer: 1992, West Publishing Company. Contributor of articles in numerous legal
periodicals and in the Geographical Review.