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Abram, Morris Berthold

Born: 1918 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers

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1918 - Born on June 19, 1918 in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

 

1938 - Abram graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia and went on to get a law degree from the University of Chicago and to study at Oxford University from where he was selected to join the staff of prosecutors in the Nuremberg Trials. Abram was a young lawyer in Georgia when he started a 14 year court battle against a discriminatory electoral rule that culminated in the famous United States Supreme Court decision of "one person, one vote".

 

1968 - Abram served as president of Brandeis University in the turbulent times, and as president/board member of various prestigious organizations, including the United Negro College Fund and the Field Foundation.

 

2000 - He died on March 16, 2000 in Geneva, Switzerland.


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