Robert Morgenthau

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Robert Morgenthau
Robert Morgenthau at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
New York County District Attorney
In office
January 1, 1975 – December 31, 2009
Preceded byRichard Kuh
Succeeded byCyrus Vance Jr.
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
In office
December 4, 1962 – January 15, 1970
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Preceded byVincent L. Broderick (acting)
Succeeded byWhitney North Seymour Jr.
In office
April 18, 1961 – September 4, 1962
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded bySamuel Hazard Gillespie Jr.
Succeeded byVincent L. Broderick (acting)
Personal details
Robert Morris Morgenthau

(1919-07-31)July 31, 1919
New York City, U.S.
DiedJuly 21, 2019(2019-07-21) (aged 99)
New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
MotherElinor Fatman
FatherHenry Morgenthau Jr.
RelativesHenry Morgenthau Sr. (grandfather)
EducationAmherst College
Yale Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1940–1945
RankU.S. Navy O-4 infobox.svg Lieutenant commander
Battles/warsWorld War II

Robert Morris Morgenthau (/ˈmɔːrɡənθɔː/ MORG-ən-thaw; July 31, 1919 – July 21, 2019) was an American lawyer. From 1975 until his retirement in 2009, he was the District Attorney for New York County, the borough of Manhattan. He also was United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York throughout much of the 1960s on the appointment of John F. Kennedy.[1]

Morgenthau was the longest-serving district attorney in the history of the State of New York until 2018.

Morgenthau died at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan on July 21, 2019 from a short-illness, ten days before his 100th birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Robert Morgenthau from the Jewish Virtual Library
  2. McFadden, Robert (July 21, 2019). "Robert Morgenthau, Longtime Manhattan District Attorney, Dies at 99". The New York Times. Retrieved July 21, 2019.