HORN--Garfield H., died November 9 at his home in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, at the age of 92. Born in Aberdeen, SD, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University (1940), where he was editorial chairman of the Crimson, and Harvard Law School (1946) where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review. Mr. Horn joined the New York office of the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in 1946, having interrupted his law school education to serve in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Horn left Sullivan & Cromwell in 1949 to become general counsel to the United States Special Representative in Europe of the Economic Cooperation Administration - which administered the Marshall Plan. Following two years in that role in Paris, he returned to Sullivan & Cromwell and became a partner in 1953, where he practiced until his retirement in 1984. During his career in private practice, Mr. Horn was a preeminent international lawyer who handled private and public finance, corporate and other matters on six continents. In 1962 Mr. Horn re-opened his firm's Paris office, which had been closed since before the war, and served as the resident partner until 1965. In addition to his career in international law, Mr. Horn was a highly accomplished pianist, appearing at age 11 as a guest performer with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing in public with his older brother Herbert. Husband of the late Alexandra Matz Horn, he is survived by his children, Jennifer, Charles and Leslie; daughters-in-law Elizabeth, wife of the late Garfield ("Pete") Henderson Horn, and Jane; sons-in-law Ronald and Simon, and grandchildren, Alexandra, Margaret, Andrew, Caroline, Robert, and Mia. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 8, at 11am at the Chapel of the Memorial Cemetery of St. John's Church, 1704 Rte. 25A, Laurel Hollow, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Doctors Without Borders or the North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 21, 2012