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LUNDQUIST--James Harold. 82, of Naples, FL and East Hampton, NY died on February 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Beverly (nee Williams) of 58 years; his son John and daughter Ann; and four grandchildren: Tecla, Lilja, Jesper and Maximillian. He was born in Chicago, IL on March 24, 1931. After attending Chicago public schools, Lundquist earned his AB from Millikin University and his JD from The John Marshall Law School, after which he was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1954, in Washington, D.C. in 1960 and in the State of New York in 1961. He qualified to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1966. Following service in the US Army during the Korean War, he practiced law in Chicago until 1960, when the Family moved to New York. He embarked on a career in international trade and customs law as a Partner in Barnes, Richardson & Colburn, including litigation in the Courts of International Trade; regular appearances before the US Congress; Federal agencies in Washington, D.C.; delegations at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and its successor, the World Trade Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland; and the Common Market Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. He represented multinational businesses trading from the USA, the European Community, Japan, Korea, and Australia. He retired in 1998 as Senior Partner of Barnes, Richardson & Colburn and then became Counsel to Messrs. Pavia & Harcourt of New York City and Milan, Italy, a position he held until 2006. Throughout these decades he was a legal counselor to YKK Corporation of America and, for twenty-five years, a member of its Board of Directors. He was designated Chevaliere de l'Ordre National du Merite Francais by the President of France, awarded the Order of Chevaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblic Italia, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The John Marshall Law School and earned the Millikin University Merit Award. His community and pro bono professional services were extensive. He was a member of the Nassau County Mental Health Board and Chairman of its Task Force on aging from 1965 to 1970, and a decade-long member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews of New York. He served as Chairman of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Customs Law and President of the National Customs and International Trade Bar Association. He served two terms as President of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and, during the 1980's, he was a Trustee and President of the Historical Society of East Hampton, NY. He also was a member of the Italian American Foundation. For the past thirty-five years he and his wife have been active supporters of Public Broadcasting and the Friends of Channel 13 in New York, and the Leadership Council of WGCU Public Media in Ft. Myers, FL. He served as a member of the Board of the United Methodist Church of Port Washington and, since 2007, was a member of the Naples United Church of Christ. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Association of Naples, the Union League Club of New York, the University Club of Washington, D.C., the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club of Long Island, and the Country Club of Naples. Life-long Democrats, he and his wife were members of Collier County Democratic Committee. A family memorial service will be private.

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 19, 2014
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