Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. biography

Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Actor, Film actor

1942 –

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Who is Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.?

Benno Charles Schmidt, Jr. is the Chairman of Avenues: The World School, a for-profit, private K-12 school, and Chairman of the Board of Trustes of the City University of New York. He is a former president of Yale University, where he served from 1986 to 1992 as the university's sixteenth president. He was Dean, Columbia Law School, and its Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law and chairman of Edison Schools. He is a noted scholar of the First Amendment, the history of the United States Supreme Court and the history of race relations in American law. He clerked for Earl Warren, Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court. He led New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s task force on revitalizing the CUNY system.

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Born
Mar 20, 1942
New York City
Also known as
  • Benno Schmidt, Jr.
  • Benno Charles Schmidt, Jr.
  • Benno Schmidt
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
Employment
  • Yale University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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