A Lawyer Looks Back on 70 Years in Washington

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David Ginsburg, 95, retired Friday after seven decades of service in Washington. Ginsburg arrived in the capital in 1935, an idealistic young lawyer passionate about the possibilities of government.

He worked on Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, clerked for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and, later, was executive director of the Kerner Commission on race riots.



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