Murray Drabkin of Washington, DC and Trappe,MD, passed away suddenly on February 3, 2013. Born in the Bronx, NY on August 3, 1928 to the late Minnie and Max Drabkin, he graduated from Hamilton College and Harvard Law School. He served as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy
. He was the counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives and served as Special Assistant to New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay. Retired in 1992 as partner of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft where he founded the firm's financial restructuring practice, he also served of counsel to the firm of Hopkins & Sutter until 2000. He was President of the Fellows of Phi Beta Kappa Society and was on the Nominating Committee of the Harvard Board of Overseers and the Board of Governors of Washington College. He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth, his sister Charlotte Garrell of Fairfield, CT, nephews Charles Garrell of Boulder, CO, Peter Garrell of Manhattan Beach, CA and niece Elizabeth Bacon of New York City, and four great-nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Cosmos Club of Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1606 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 or Jewish Social Service Agency, 200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville, MD 20850.