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William Kunstler

William KunstlerAKA William Moses Kunstler

Born: 7-Jul-1919
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 4-Sep-1995
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Civil rights attorney

Military service: US Army (WWII, Pacific Theater)

Father: Monroe B. Kunstler
Mother: Frances Mandelbaum
Wife: Lotte Rosenberger (m. 14-Jan-1943, two daughters)
Daughter: Karin F.
Daughter: Jane B.
Wife: Margaret Ratner (attorney, m. 1975)

    University: BA, Yale University (1941)
    Law School: LLB, Columbia Law School (1948)
    Professor: Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School (1950-51)
    Professor: Pace University (1951-63)
    Professor: Lecturer, New School for Social Research (1966-71)

    Bronze Star
    American Civil Liberties Union Director (1964-72), member since 1950
    Congress of Racial Equality 1961
    Contempt of Court 1968
    Risk Factors: Pacemaker

    The Paper (18-Mar-1994) · Himself
    Malcolm X (18-Nov-1992) · The Judge
    Incident at Oglala (8-May-1992) · Himself
    The Doors (1-Mar-1991)

Author of books:
Our Pleasant Voices (1941, poetry, privately printed)
The Law of Accidents (1954, law)
First Degree (1960)
The Case for Courage (1962)
And Justice For All (1963)
Deep in My Heart (1966)
Trials and Tribulations (1985)
My Life as a Radical Lawyer (1994, memoir)
Hints & Allegation: The World (In Poetry and Prose) (1994, poetry)
Politics on Trial: Five Famous Trials of the 20th Century (2002)
The Emerging Police State: Resisting Illegitimate Authority (2004)

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