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|Birth:||20th March, 1942|
Benno Charles Schmidt, Jr. is an American educator. He is the Chairman of Avenues: The World School, a for-profit, private K-12 school, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. He is a former president of Yale University, where he served from 1986 to 1992 as the university's sixteenth president. He was Dean, Columbia Law School, and its Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law and chairman of Edison Schools. He is a noted scholar of the First Amendment, the history of the United States Supreme Court and the history of race relations in American law. He clerked for Earl Warren, Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court.
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