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During World War II he enlisted in the Navy at age 17, completed a Navy
officers training program at Harvard, and eventually served in the North
Atlantic theater. After the war, he served as a communications officer on
USS Missouri BB63 on Cold War missions to Turkey, Greece, Italy and
North Africa, headed by Secretary of State James Byrnes. He later
received an A.B. from Harvard, then attended New York University
School of Law, and received a J.D. He later practiced law in South Nyack,
New York and was also the author State tax publications by Prentice Hall,
His career in politics began in 1958 when he was elected Chairman of
the South Nyack Democratic Committee. In 1960 he worked with former
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in support of the unsuccessful candidacy
of Adlai Stevenson. When Senator John F.Kennedy won the nomination
they then campaigned in support of his successful campaign for President.
In 196I he was recruited by the House Judiciary Committee to serve as
counsel to its Special Subcommittee on State Taxation of Interstate
Commerce. Until 1972 he also served as chief counsel to its Subcommittee
on Civil Rights. Starting in 1973 he served as the Chief Counsel to the full
Judiciary Committee during its Nixon impeachment proceedings and the
confirmations of Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller to serve as Vice
In 1975 he became a Professor of Law at the University of Santa Clara in
California. During that period he also served as a counsel to the local office
of Rep. Don Edwards (D CA) as well as a consultant to Governor Jay
Hammond of Alaska.In 1980 he retired from academia and returned to
Washington to do public interest work on behalf of the National Senior
Citizens Law Center and a number of AFL-CIO unions. Starting in 1995 he
became the author of books on politics and law.
Present Career As Author
Books: Without Honor: The Crimes of Camelot and the Impeachment of
President Nixon (1995); Hillary’s Pursuit of Power (2006); Memoirs of a
Roosevelt Democrat (to be published in February 2008).
Articles: Wall Street Journal; Washington Times; Insight Magazine;
NewsMax; National Ledger; World Net Daily; New York Post.