Goldberg, Arthur Joseph

(b. 1908)
   US labour lawyer, Supreme Court judge and diplomat. In the 1930s, Goldberg gained a national reputation as a labour lawyer in his home city of Chicago. During World War II, he headed the labour section of the Office of Strategic Services. In the post-war years he was instrumental in bringing about a merger between the two rival factions of the trade union movement, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and the American Federation of Labor (AFL). His service as secretary of labour in the Kennedy administration, 1961–2, was noted for anti-inflationary measures and a wage freeze that somewhat damaged his standing with the trade unions. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1962, and belonged to its liberal wing, particularly in the field of civil rights.
   As ambassador to the United Nations from 1965, Goldberg played a key role at the time of the June 1967 Israel-Arab war, by insisting that withdrawal of forces should await a peace settlement, and as one of the architects of Security Council Resolution 242 of November 1967, laying down the principles of a settlement. He resigned his position in 1968, returning again to private practice, but maintained an active interest in Democratic politics in his home state of New York.

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  • GOLDBERG, ARTHUR JOSEPH — (1908–1990), U.S. labor lawyer, secretary of labor, Supreme Court justice, and ambassador to the United Nations. Goldberg, who was born in Chicago, was the youngest of 11 children. After graduating from Northwestern University Law School (1929)… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Goldberg,Arthur Joseph — Gold·berg (gōldʹbərg), Arthur Joseph. 1908 1990. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1962 1965) and a representative to the United Nations (1965 1968). * * * …   Universalium

  • Goldberg, Arthur J. — ▪ United States jurist in full  Arthur Joseph Goldberg   born Aug. 8, 1908, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Jan. 19, 1990, Washington, D.C.       labour lawyer who served as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1962–65) and U.S. representative… …   Universalium

  • Arthur Goldberg — Arthur Joseph Goldberg (* 8. August 1908 in Chicago, Illinois; † um den 19. Januar 1990 in Washington D.C.) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker, Jurist und Diplomat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arthur — /ahr theuhr/, n. 1. Chester Alan, 1830 86, 21st president of the U.S. 1881 85. 2. legendary king in ancient Britain: leader of the Knights of the Round Table. 3. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Port Arthur Adamov Arthur Arthur s …   Universalium

  • Joseph — /joh zeuhf, seuhf/, n. 1. Jacob s eleventh son, the first of Jacob and his second wife, Rachel: sold into slavery by his brothers. Gen. 30:22 24; 37. 2. the husband of Mary who was the mother of Jesus. Matt. 1:16 25. 3. (Hinmaton yalaktit), c1840 …   Universalium

  • Arthur Goldberg — Infobox Judge name = Arthur Goldberg imagesize = caption = office = Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court termstart = October 1 1962 termend = July 25 1965 nominator = John F. Kennedy appointer = predecessor = Felix Frankfurter… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph — (as used in expressions) Abbot, Sir John (Joseph Caldwell) Addison, Joseph Akiba ben Joseph Jacques Joseph Ahearn Arrow, Kenneth J(oseph) Abba Mari ben Moses ben Joseph Banks, Sir Joseph Belloc, (Joseph Pierre) Hilaire Berrigan, Daniel (Joseph) y …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Arthur — (as used in expressions) Adamov, Arthur Arthur, Chester A(lan) Arthur, paso Ashe, Arthur (Robert), Jr. Baldwin, James (Arthur) Balfour (de Whittingehame), Arthur James, 1 conde Bell, (Arthur) Clive (Heward) Bliss, Sir Arthur (Edward Drummond)… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Goldberg — biographical name Arthur Joseph 1908 1990 American lawyer & jurist; United States ambassador to U.N. (1965 68) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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