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BORIS BITTKER (1916-2005) was a member of the Yale Law School
faculty from 1946 until his retirement in 1983 and was named
Sterling Professor of Law in 1970. A graduate of Cornell (1938)
and Yale Law School (1941), Bittker clerked for Judge Jerome
Frank of the U.S. Court of Appeals. He was an attorney in the
Lend Lease Administration in Washington, D.C. and received
a purple heart for service during World War II.
Bittker published widely in the field of taxation, and among other
important works, wrote The Case for Black Reparations (1973).
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Collier, Bonnie, "A Conversation with Boris I. Bittker" (2013). Yale Law School Oral History Series. 1.