Lawrence Otis Graham Obituary: Lawrence Otis Graham, an unmistakable Westchester lawyer and top of the line writer whose books analyzed the country’s unpredictable history of race relations, kicked the bucket on Feb. 19 at 59 years old. Graham was brought up in Mount Vernon and White Plains and moved on from Harvard Law School in 1988. He was of direction at the White Plains law office Cuddy and Feder LLP, where he had practical experience in land law, land use and administrative undertakings.
He likewise filled in as director of the Westchester County Police Board and as trustee of SUNY Purchase College Foundation, was an aide educator at Fordham University and Dutchess Community College and fruitlessly tested occupant Republican Rep. Sue W. Kelly for her seat in New York’s nineteenth Congressional region in 2000.
On a public level, Graham was eminent for composing 14 books including “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class” (1999) and “The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America’s First Black Dynasty” (2006), and his editorial on racial legislative issues was consistently highlighted in paper commentary areas and TV news communicates.
In June 2008, he made a public mix with an article in New York magazine enumerating his covert encounters acting like a table attendant at the Greenwich Country Club, itemizing a too-easygoing utilization of racial appellations among its all-white participation.
Graham was a Chappaqua inhabitant and the reason for his demise was not uncovered. He is made due by his better half Pamela Thomas-Graham, a creator, a previous president and CEO of CNBC and previous gathering leader of Liz Claiborne, and their three kids.
Region Executive George Latimer commended Graham’s inheritance, composing on Facebook: “He left a permanent imprint while he was with us. What’s more, we grieve his takeoff this day.