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Charles Fried

Charles FriedBorn: 15-Apr-1935
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Solicitor General, 1985-89

From The New York Times, 23 March 2005:

"In their intervention in the Terri Schiavo matter, Republicans in Congress and President Bush have, in a few brief legislative clauses, embraced the kind of free-floating judicial activism, disregard for orderly procedure and contempt for the integrity of state processes that they quite rightly have denounced and sought to discipline for decades."

Wife: Anne Summerscale (two children)

    University: AB, Princeton University (1956)
    University: BA Law, Oxford University (1958)
    University: MA Law, Oxford University (1960)
    University: JD, Columbia Law School (1960)
    Professor: Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (1961-65)
    Professor: Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (1965-81)
    Professor: Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School (1981-87)
    Professor: Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (1999-)

    US Solicitor General (Oct-1985 to Jan-1989 under Ronald Reagan)
    Massachusetts State Supreme Court (1995-99)
    Law Clerk for John Marshall Harlan (1960-61)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Law Institute
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1971-72
    Naturalized US Citizen 1948

Author of books:
Contract As Promise: A Theory of Contractual Obligation (1981, law)
Order and Law: Arguing the Reagan Revolution -- A Firsthand Account (1991, law)
Saying What the Law Is: The Constitution in the Supreme Court (2004, law)

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