BORDEN--Arthur Murray, 90, of Manhattan, died peacefully July 23, 2010. Long-standing corporate lawyer and adjunct professor at New York Law School, he was a legal pioneer of taking publicly-traded companies private and author of a leading treatise on the subject, 'Going Private'. Mr. Borden was born April 18, 1920 in Brooklyn, and completed Yale College before serving in Europe in the U.S. Army as First Lieutenant. Post-war, he obtained his law degree at Columbia and embarked on a 50-year legal practice at various New York firms, including Borden & Ball; Sage, Gray, Todd & Simms; and Rosenman & Colin. In 1958 he incorporated the not-for-profit African American Students Foundation, which provided scholarships, including one for Barack Obama's father. His enduring interest in public affairs led to numerous articles on politics and a recent book. 'A Better Country: Why America Was Right to Confront Iraq'. An inveterate New Yorker who summered in Lenox, MA, he is survived by a large and adoring family, including his beloved sister Dorothy and brother-in-law Ralph Kaufman; Erica, Mark and Ross, his three children from his first wife, the late Florence Smiley of Brooklyn; Lindsay, Andrew and Anthony, his three children from his second wife, Audrey Poe of Memphis; and eight beautiful grandchildren. Service Wednesday 11:45am at "The Riverside", 76th St and Amsterdam Ave. Interment private. Reception 4pm University Club, 54th and Fifth.
Published in New York Times on Jul. 26, 2010.