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Edward B. Burling

Born: 1871

Death: Jan 1, 1966

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Edward B. Burling

Date of Birth : 1871
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1966
Birth Place : United States of America

Edward Burnham Burling was a prominent American lawyer and the name partner of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Covington & Burling. He grew up in Eldora, Iowa and worked in a grocery store at age eleven, and went on to Grinnell College and then to Harvard Law School. After graduation he returned to the Midwest to practice in Chicago for almost 25 years. Later he came to Washington as general counsel for the United States Shipping Board where he was introduced to Harry Covington. They established the law firm on January 1, 1919. In the 1940s, Burling was one of the core group brought together by Paul Nitze and Christian Herter to establish the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Burling served on the School's Advisory Council until his death in 1966. The Chair of International Law and Organizations is named after him since 1972.


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