Hon. Jacob D. Fuchsberg

Hon. Jacob D. Fuchsberg
Status: Deceased

(1913 - 1995)

Hon. Jacob D. Fuchsberg was an American lawyer and politician. He graduated from New York University School of Law in 1936, and commenced practice as a trial lawyer in New York City. In 1938. From 1957 to 1959, he was President of the New York State Trial Lawyer Association, and from 1963 to 1964 President of the American Trial Lawyer Association (ATLA). From 1965 on, he was President of the Roscoe Pound-ATLA Foundation. In 1973, he filed a petition to challenge the Democratic designees in a primary election to be nominated for Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. He won the primary, but was defeated in the general election by Republican/Liberal Charles D. Breitel. In 1974, he challenged again the Democratic designees in a primary election to be nominated for the New York Court of Appeals, and defeated Judge Harold A. Stevens. In the general election, he defeated again Stevens. He resigned from the bench in May 1983, and resumed the practice of law. He served on the Board of Trustees of New York University and Touro College. He assisted in the establishment of the Touro Law school which was named in his honor as "Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center." He died in 1995 at the age of 82.
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