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Gordon J. Davis

Born: 7-Aug-1941
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf

[1] Elisabeth Bumiller, "Lincoln Center Homecoming for Jazz Lover", The New York Times, 21 August 1998: "Friends describe him in that period, and now, as patrician, sometimes hilarious and ultimately self-contained -- the complicated personality, they say, of a man who is so light-skinned that black boys wanted to beat him up as a child because they thought he was white. Conversely, the white students at Williams -- and later the partners at nearly all-white law firms in New York -- sometimes made racial comments before they knew he was black. 'You know that I am African-American?' Mr. Davis said casually. 'Often people don't know that until it's too late.'"

Father: W. Allison Davis (Professor, University of Chicago)
Wife: Peggy Cooper
Daughter: Elizabeth

    University: BA, Williams College (1963)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1967)
    Professor: New York University

    Dewey & LeBoeuf Partner (2007-)
    LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae Partner (2001-07)
    New York City Official Commissioner, Planning Commission (1973-79)
    Member of the Board of Consolidated Edison (1997-)
    Member of the Board of Phoenix Companies (2000-)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Illinois State Bar Association 1968
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Chairman (1989)
    Lincoln Center Board of Directors
    National Leadership PAC
    New York State Bar Association 1973
    New York Public Library Trustee
    New York Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Studio Museum (Harlem) Trustee

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