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Whitney Robson Harris

Born: Aug 12, 1912

Death: Apr 21, 2010

Birthplace: Seattle

Nationality: United States

Whitney Robson Harris

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1912
Date of Death : Apr 21, 2010
Birth Place : Seattle

Whitney Robson Harris was an American attorney, and one of the last surviving prosecutors from the Nuremberg Trials. He died at his home from cancer. Whitney Harris was born in Seattle, WA. His father was a car dealer. He attended the University of Washington and earned a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He later became a lawyer in the Navy at the rank of Captain. After the end of World War II, Whitney Harris was selected to be part of the legal team led by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson that began the prosecution of war criminals in Nuremberg, Germany. Whitney Harris led the team's case against Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the highest-ranking leader of the Nazi Security Police to face trial. Whitney Harris was successful in winning a conviction against Kaltenbrunner for war crimes and crimes against humanity. He was also responsible for interrogating Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Hoess, the former commander of Auschwitz concentration camp. For his work in the Nuremberg trials Whitney Harris was decorated with the Legion of Merit. In February 2002, Washington University School of Law's “Institute for Global Legal Studies” was renamed to The Whitney R.

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