Leonard H. Marks

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Leonard H. Marks "has had a 57-year legal career in Washington. He founded the law firm Cohn & Marks in 1945, where he still serves as of counsel. In 1965 he was appointed director of the United States Information Agency by President Johnson. A 1938 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Law School, Marks has served as chair of the International Plenipotentiary Conference on Communications Satellites, chair of the U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunications Conference on High Frequency Broadcasting, and chair of the American Bar Association International Communications Committee. In addition, he is a past president of the Federal Communications Bar Association, a former member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, a former chair of the State Department's advisory committee on International Communication and Information Policy, and as founder of the World Affairs Council of Greater Washington and of the International Media Fund. Marks is the father of two sons. He has been married to Dorothy Ames since 1948." (from 2000) [1]

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  1. Legends in the Law, DC Bar, accessed July 28, 2007.
  2. Board of Directors, World Affairs Council, accessed July 28, 2007.