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David D. Furman
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  David D. Furman was born in New York City on November 22, 1917. He attended South Orange public schools, Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College and New York University Law School. He was editor-in-chief of the Law Review at New York University Law School. He was law secretary to Superior Court Judge Nathan L. Jacobs from 1950-1951. In 1951, he was admitted to the practice of law and became a counselor in 1954. He was appointed a Deputy Attorney General and assigned as Assistant Counsel in the Governor’s Office in January 1954. In April 1955 he was chosen to head the Appellate Litigation section in the Division of Law and became chief of the Division on May 15, 1956. On May 26, 1958, Governor Robert B. Meyner nominated Furman for the position of Attorney General and the nomination was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on June 2, 1958.
  Furman was president of the National Association of Attorneys General and a member of the association’s Executive Committee. He was an instructor at Rutgers University School of Law and in New Jersey Practice at New York University Law School. He was a member of the State and Somerset County Bar Associations.
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