Washington, DC: Privately Published. Fine. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. 60 pages; Clean and tight in original light brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. Includes An Autobiographical Sketch by Burling, A Memoir by Lucy Burling, A Speech by Ned Burling, Memorials from the funeral service for Edward Burling, a frontispiece portrait and 21 photographs. Edward Burnham Burling (18711966) was a prominent American lawyer and partner in the Washington-based law firm of Covington & Burling. He attended Grinnell College and then Harvard Law School. After practicing law in Chicago for 25 years, he came to Washington as general counsel for the United States Shipping Board. On January 1, 1919, he and Harry Covington established their law firm. During the 1940s, Burling was one of the core group brought together by Paul Nitze and Christian Herter to establish the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Though not marked as such, this book is from the collection of Gerhard Alden Gesell (1910 1993) began his career as a staff trial lawyer and later as adviser to Chairman William O. Douglas at the new Securities and Exchange Commission from 1935 to 1941. He then entered private practice with Covington & Burling in Washington, where he specialized in antitrust and other corporate cases. While engaged in private practice, Gesell continued to serve the public sector. In 1945 and 1946, he served as Chief Assistant Counsel for the Democrats during the Pearl Harbor hearings. In 1962 he was a appointed Chairman of the President Kennedy's Committee on Equal Opportunity in the Armed Forces from 1962 to 1964. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. . (Inventory #: 38317)
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