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Abram, Morris Berthold

Born: 1918 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers

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.