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CrimeRobert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan DA, dies at 99

08:10  22 july  2019
08:10  22 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Robert Morgenthau attended Yale Law School. Morgenthau was the district attorney from 1975 to 2009, and was the longest serving incumbent of Mr. Morgenthau is on the Board of the Immigrant Justice Corps. He lives in Manhattan and on a farm in Dutchess County with two of his seven

(Redirected from Robert M. Morgenthau ). Robert Morris Morgenthau (/ˈmɔːrɡənθɔː/ MORG-ən-thaw; born July 31, 1919) is an American lawyer. From 1975 until his retirement in 2009, he was the District Attorney for New York County , the borough of Manhattan

Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan DA, dies at 99© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2009 file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau speaks during a press conference in New York. Morgenthau, the longest-serving former Manhattan district attorney who tried mob kingpins, music stars and white-collar criminals and inspired a character on "Law & Order" has died. He was 99. His wife, Lucinda Franks, told The New York Times that Morgenthau died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at a Manhattan hospital after a short illness. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday.

Robert Morgenthau, Longtime Manhattan District Attorney, Dies at 99

Robert Morgenthau, Longtime Manhattan District Attorney, Dies at 99 Robert M. Morgenthau, a courtly Knickerbocker patrician who waged war on crime for more than four decades as the chief federal prosecutor for Southern New York State and as Manhattan’s longest-serving district attorney, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 99. Mr. Morgenthau’s wife, Lucinda Franks, said he died at Lenox Hill Hospital after a short illness. 

Robert Morris Morgenthau (/ˈmɔːrɡənθɔː/ MORG-ən-thaw; born July 31, 1919) is an American lawyer. From 1975 until his retirement in 2009, he was the District Attorney for New York County , the borough of Manhattan

Robert Morgenthau Photo: Globe Photos. Robert Morgenthau pokes his head out of his office and ushers me in, shuffling with the tiniest of steps toward the end of a long conference table. His blue oxford hangs out, baggy, over his slight paunch, and his white hair is wispy

Morgenthau died at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital after a short illness, his wife Lucinda Franks told The New York Times.

Morgenthau, who served as U.S. Attorney for New York's southern district during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, returned to law enforcement as Manhattan's top state prosecutor in 1974 and didn't leave for 35 years, with his office handling around 100,000 criminal cases yearly.

In 2005, at age 86, Morgenthau was elected for the eighth and last time, turning back a challenge from Leslie Crocker Snyder, a popular former state judge. Snyder tried without success to turn Morgenthau's age and lengthy tenure into campaign issues.

Longtime Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Dies At 99

Longtime Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Dies At 99 From mafia figures to “Subway Vigilante” Bernhard Goetz, Morgenthau prosecuted many high-profile cases during his 35 years in office. The veteran prosecutor and philanthropist leaves behind a long legacy of public service, especially in the city where he was born and bred, New York. The 99-year-old was Manhattan’s longest serving district attorney, starting in 1974 and retiring and 2009. He spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins to drug-dealing killers. Prior to that, Morgenthau served as U.S. attorney for New York’s Southern District during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

CreditMeyer Liebowitz/The New York Times. Robert Morris Morgenthau was born in 1919, into a Robert , the second of three children, grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in upstate Mr. Morgenthau said that on the contrary, he avoided seeking long sentences for offenders and that

Manhattan 's longest - serving district attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau , has decided not to seek re-election. Here, campaigning for governor in 1962. A brief look back at Manhattan ’s longest - serving district attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau .

Morgenthau left office in 2009, throwing his support to his eventual successor, Cy Vance.

At the time, he told The Associated Press he was retiring because "I looked at my birth certificate, and I said, 'It's about time.'"

In his position at the forefront of Manhattan's legal and political scene, Morgenthau cultivated a dignified, above-the-fray presence, and was widely acknowledged by allies and foes alike as effective, nonpartisan and incorruptible.

From that emerged a national reputation that extended beyond the courthouse. Tall and distinguished in appearance, he was the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam Schiff, played by actor Steven Hill on the long-running television series, "Law & Order."

Show creator Dick Wolf called Morgenthau "the greatest district attorney in the history of New York."

Under Morgenthau's watch, Manhattan prosecutors took on many high-profile cases: political payoffs by mob boss Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo, the shooting of four black youths by white subway gunman Bernhard Goetz, the weapons-possession arrest of hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs.

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Robert M. Morgenthau . New York County District Attorney. He is the third longest - serving district attorney in United States history; only E. Michael McCann of Milwaukee County and Morgenthau retained a national profile while serving in what was technically a local office, in part because of his

As Manhattan D . A ., Morgenthau will be remembered not just for ambitious Wall Street cases like the one against BCCI (still the largest prosecution Eliot Spitzer, who worked in Morgenthau ’s rackets bureau for five years, freely cops to emulating his old boss’s approach with his own Wall Street cases.

Over the years, Morgenthau's office also prosecuted mob boss John Gotti, acquitted on state charges of ordering a hit on a union official, and former Tyco CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski, convicted of fraud and larceny in a case seen as an emblem of corporate excess. The office also produced guilty pleas from "Preppie Killer" Robert Chambers Jr. and John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman.

Morgenthau, who had claimed a 97% conviction rate while U.S. attorney, lost the Combs case, but in the late 1990s, his state DA's office was winning guilty verdicts in three of four cases.

However, Morgenthau insisted that convictions weren't everything.

"The prosecutor's job is to protect the public and to administer the laws," Morgenthau once said, deriding district attorneys who collected convictions like "notches on a gun."

That premise was put to the test in the Central Park jogger case, one of the most sensational prosecutions handled by his office. Thirteen years after a female jogger was attacked in the infamous gang "wilding" spree, Morgenthau asked a judge in 2002 to throw out the convictions of five men because DNA evidence and another man's confession put them into question.

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At retirement, Morgenthau was the longest - serving district attorney in the history of the State of New York , although William V. Grady of Dutchess Morgenthau returned to private life until 1974, when he was elected to the office of District Attorney of New York County . This was a special election caused

His grandchildren included Robert M. Morgenthau , District Attorney of Manhattan for 35 years, and Barbara W. Tuchman, a historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for her Morgenthau built a successful career as a lawyer and served as the leader of the Reform Jewish community in New York .[8].

Morgenthau was born into a wealthy, prominent New York family. His grandfather, Henry Morgenthau Sr., was U.S. ambassador to Turkey during World War I, and his father, Henry Morgenthau Jr., was secretary of the treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a family friend.

His childhood reflected his lineage. Morgenthau had a lifelong friendship with members of the Kennedy clan; he once cooked hot dogs with Eleanor Roosevelt for Great Britain's King George VI; on another occasion he prepared a mint julep for Winston Churchill.

He joined the U.S. Navy one day after graduating Amherst College in 1941 and spent 4 ½ years in the service during World War II, earning the rank of lieutenant commander while seeing action aboard destroyers in the Mediterranean and the Pacific.

After the war, Morgenthau earned a law degree from Yale and joined a New York law firm headed by former U.S. secretary of war Robert P. Patterson.

In 1960, Morgenthau campaigned in New York for his friend and fellow Democrat, John F. Kennedy. The next year, the new president named him to the prestigious post of U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, the nation's busiest such office.

Morgenthau resigned after 17 months to run for governor against incumbent Republican Nelson Rockefeller. After his defeat in a disastrous campaign in 1962, Morgenthau was reappointed federal prosecutor by Kennedy.

Funeral Today For Longest Serving Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau

Funeral Today For Longest Serving Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Morgenthau was Manhattan’s longest service district attorney. He spent 35 years as DA before retiring in 2009. Before that, he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Some of his most notorious cases included “Subway Vigilante” Bernard Goetz and John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman. Staffers called him “The Boss” and he was the inspiration for the “Law and Order” character Adam Schiff, played by Steven Hill. Outside the office, Morgenthau was a husband and father of seven. He passed away just 10 days shy of his 100th birthday. Thursday’s service is set for 11 a.m.

Robert Morris Morgenthau (/ˈmɔːrɡənθɔː/ MORG-ən-thaw; born July 31, 1919) is an American lawyer. From 1975 until his retirement in 2009, he was the District Attorney for New York County , the borough of Manhattan .

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After 35 years on the job, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau Morgenthau , 89, has served as Manhattan district attorney longer than anyone else in history He has been a fixture in the New York Democratic Party for decades. His father served as U.S. treasury

Morgenthau developed a reputation for targeting white-collar criminals. In 1963, his office successfully prosecuted former Harvard law school dean James M. Landis for tax evasion. More than 40 years later, as state district attorney he convicted Kozlowski and a subordinate for looting Tyco of $600 million.

Morgenthau was forced out as federal prosecutor in January 1970 by President Richard M. Nixon after months of resisting political pressure to resign. He briefly joined Mayor John Lindsay's administration as a deputy mayor, then waged another losing gubernatorial race before leaving the public eye for the next four years, engaged in private law practice.

In 1974, Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hogan resigned due to health problems after 32 years on the job. Morgenthau then launched his first successful run for public office.

Over the next quarter-century, Morgenthau was elected another seven times as head of one of the nation's largest law offices, with 550 prosecutors and 700 other staffers. Among prominent figures who served in the office was the late John F. Kennedy Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Snyder, who ran against him in 2005.

Snyder mounted a vigorous campaign in which she pointed out that "Law & Order" had three district attorneys in 17 years on the air whereas Morgenthau had served alone for 30. The New York Times agreed that "three decades is more than enough time for any executive to accomplish his or her mission," but that endorsement did not help Snyder overcome his advantage at the polls.

In addition to jailing Goetz in the 1984 wounding of four black youths who tried to rob him on a subway train, Morgenthau's notable convictions included a crack dealer who murdered the son of AOL Time-Warner head Gerald Levin; the murderous mother-and-son grifter team, Sante and Kenneth Kimes Jr.; and seven youths who killed a Utah tourist in a subway mugging in 1990.

His civic work included a relationship with the Police Athletic League that dates to 1962, and his position as chairman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, which opened in 1997.

He collected a variety of awards and honors, including the Citation of Merit from Yale Law School and the Thomas Jefferson Award in Law from the University of Virginia.

Morgenthau was survived by his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lucinda Franks, and seven children. His first wife, the former Martha Pattridge, died of cancer in 1972.

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Former Associated Press writer Larry McShane contributed to this report.

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