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Murray Drabkin

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July 25, 2013
Murray Drabkin, a friend of the College’s C.V. Starr Center who had served on the Board of Visitors and Governors since February 2009, passed away on February 3, 2013. He was 84.

Mr. Drabkin first became involved with Washington College when he represented Harvard at Baird Tipson’s presidential inauguration; a graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Drabkin served on the Committee to Nominate Candidates for Overseers and as Director of the Harvard Alumni Association. As President of the Fellows of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, he also took a keen interest in Washington College during its Phi Beta Kappa application process.

A Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Drabkin went on to become the counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives and was Special Assistant to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay. Retired in 1992 as partner of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft where he founded the firm’s financial restructuring practice, he also served of counsel to the firm of Hopkins & Sutter until 2000.

He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, divided their time between Washington, DC, and Trappe, MD.


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