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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Who am I?

Hint: picture taken somewhere in midtown Manhattan [No clicking on the picture to see the guy's name at the bottom, you cheaters].  Extra credit (consisting of no prize or other tangible reward) for identifying the location of the portrait.

Who Am I

 

Posted by Marc DeGirolami on December 4, 2012 at 11:32 PM | Permalink

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I don't know who the person is. But as a guess for the place: Harvard Club of NY, perhaps? I've only been there once, it did have walls that looked like that - and I see an "H" above the painting.

Posted by: Orin Kerr | Dec 4, 2012 11:52:24 PM

Well, shit. Orin gets the extra credit without getting the actual question. Can you even get extra credit without answering the main question?

Posted by: Marc DeGirolami | Dec 4, 2012 11:56:19 PM

James Coolidge Carter? Big anti-Tammany lawyer.

Posted by: Joshua | Dec 5, 2012 1:11:03 PM

Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore?

Posted by: anon | Dec 5, 2012 1:42:58 PM

Rats. I guess neither portrait nor location was that tough. Joshua's right. Carter was an important New York lawyer and was also one of the historical-school jurisprudents of the turn of the century. Here's a really nice and informative piece by Lewis Grossman about JCC that I learned a lot from: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=897786

Posted by: Marc DeGirolami | Dec 5, 2012 2:18:40 PM

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