Home

S. Hazard Gillespie, Davis, Polk, & Wardwell Senior Counsel, Passes Away at 100
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

S. Hazard Gillespie, who has been a prominent attorney in Davis Polk & Wardwell and wasdavis polk formerly a U.S. attorney, passed away on Monday at the age of 100.  According to his wife, Adelma Park, he died from pancreatic cancer.

He was born Samuel Hazard Gillespie Jr., in Morristown, N.J., on July 12, 1910.  He received a bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1932 and his law degree in 1936.

He started out at Davis Polk as the primary assistant to name partner John W. Davis, and his career there lasted over 75 years.  He was only away from the firm during his military service in World War II, and from 1959 to 1961, after he was appointed a U.S. attorney for two years for the Southern District of New York. Over the span of his career he has represented many prominent people, such as J.P. Morgan, Douglas Fairbanks, Maurice Chevalier, and many others.

  
What
Where


In 1934, Gillespie worked for Davis Polk as its first summer associate, and in 1936, became a full-time associate.  He eventually became a partner to the firm in 1948.

After becoming a full-time associate, he was part of a landmark case, Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, which took place in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Although Gillespie retired as an attorney in 1980, he took on the role of senior counsel in that same year, and still visited the office daily at the age of 100.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




He is survived by his wife, two children, two stepchildren, two brothers, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid to Senior Level Labor and Employment Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid to senior level labor and employment attorney.

Apply Now

Mid-Level Commercial Business Litigator

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a commercial business litigation attorney with 2-5 years of experience...

Apply Now

Senior Level Litigator

USA-CA-Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills office is seeking a litigation attorney with 5-7 years of experience and a background...

Apply Now

Real Estate Associate Attorney

USA-MN-Minneapolis

Minneapolis office of our client seeks real estate associate attorney with 2-5 years of experience. ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Sacramento

Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP, a Sacramento based medium size medical malpractice defense firm, h...

Apply now

Associate Attorney (Litigator)

USA-NC-Waxhaw

The Cuddy Law Firm seeks an associate attorney (litigator) to join our North Carolina team....

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-PA-Harrisburg

Hazen Law Group is a well-established estate, elder care, and special needs planning law firm in Har...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-DE-Lewes

Looking for an associate attorney that is a member of the Delaware Bar to conduct real estate closin...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top