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Michael I. Sovern

Michael I. SovernAKA Michael Ira Sovern

Born: 1-Dec-1931
Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of Columbia University, 1980-93

Wife: Eleanor Leen (m. 1963, div. 1974, two sons, one daughter)
Wife: Joan Rosenthal Wit (m. 1974, d. 1993, one daughter)
Wife: Patricia Margaret Walsh (m. 1995)

    High School: Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY (1949)
    University: Columbia University (1953, summa cum laude)
    Law School: Columbia Law School (1955)
    Professor: University of Minnesota Law School
    Professor: Columbia Law School (1957-)
    Administrator: Provost, Columbia University (1979-80)
    Administrator: President, Columbia University (1980-93)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Law Institute
    amfAR National Council
    Member of the Board of AT&T
    Member of the Board of Chemical Bank (1981-96)
    Member of the Board of Comcast (2002-)
    Member of the Board of Sequa
    Member of the Board of Sotheby's
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    New Leadership for America PAC

Author of books:
Legal Restraings on Racial Discrimination in Employment (1966)
Law and Poverty (1969)

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