Joseph Bishop

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(academic, author, lawyer)
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Born1915
Booklyn, New York, US
DiedMay 1985 (Age 69)
Alma materDeerfield Academy, Dartmouth College, Harvard Law School
ChildrenJoseph W. Bishop 3rd
SpouseSusan Oulahan
Member ofCommittee on the Present Danger/Members
Interests“terrorism”
A member of the Committee on the Present Danger, he spoke at the seminal 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism on "Legal Measures to Control Terrorism in Democracies."

Professor Joseph Warren Bishop, Jr. came to the Yale Law School in 1957, as part of Dean Rostow’s initiative to expand the faculty. Prior to joining the faculty, as General Counsel to the U.S. Army, he defended the Army from charges of communist infiltration during the McCarthy hearings of the early 1950s. He was decorated for exceptional civilian service by the Army in 1953 upon his departure for private practice[1].

He was a member of the Committee on the Present Danger and spoke at the seminal 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism on "Legal Measures to Control Terrorism in Democracies."

Background

He grew up in Washington.[2]

A self-identified “New Deal Liberal” and “life-long Democrat,” in describing the subject of much of his commentary he stated that he was “interested in skinning pompous frauds, in recent years especially new left frauds.”[1]

Publications

His books included Justice Under Fire: A Study of Military Law,, Law in the Control of Terrorism and Insurrection: the British Laboratory Experience and The Law of Corporate Officers and Directors: Indemnification and Insurance.


 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism2 July 19795 July 1979Israel
Jerusalem
The birthplace of the "War on Terror" doctrine, "a major international forum for the movement against détente".


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