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Correspondence and other papers relate to Dean's activities as an alumnus of Cornell University (B.A. 1921) and Cornell University Law School (L.L.B. 1923); as member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees (1945-70) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (1948-70); as Partner (1929-50) and Senior Partner (1950-70) in the New York law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell; as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York; as chief U.S. negotiator in preliminary Korean War Armistice negotiations at Panmonjom (1953); as leader of U.S. delegations at the International Law of the Sea Conference (1958, 1960); as member of the Association for the Promotion and Protection of Private Foreign Investments (1956-70); as chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Discontinuance of Nuclear Weapons Tests; as chairman of the U.S. delegation of the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament; as chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks; as delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations; as member of the Foreign Policy association, Japan Society, Inc. (1946-74), Asia Society (1956-74), Asia Foundation (1954-75), and the Fund for Peaceful Atomic Development, Inc.; as chairman of the Committee for an Effective and Durable Peace in Asia (1955-66); as member of the Board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. (1955-75, and member since 1937); as member of the American, New York State, and New York City Bar Associations; and as member of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (1963-75).

Major issues include the defense of several U.S. corporations against the Securities Exchange Commission, negotiation of nuclear weapons test ban and disarmament, international commerce laws, European recovery, post war American foreign policy, civil rights under law, federal and state legislation, and the funding of higher education.

Major organizations and companies include: Standard Oil, El Paso, Goldman, Sachs, & Co., and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

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