OGDEN LEWIS

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LEWIS--Ogden Northrop,

known as "Denny," of New York City and Quogue, NY died on June 25 at age 73 after several years of declining health. He was predeceased by his adored only child and namesake, and is survived by Susan, his devoted wife of 42 years; brother William Hall Lewis, III (Barbara); nephew W.H. Ramsay Lewis (Julia) and great-nieces Amelia and Cecily; sister-in-law Margaret High. He was a litigation partner of the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Denny received gratification as Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, especially when a capital case sentence was reversed. When of Senior Counsel status, he became a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School from 2004-2010. Civic-minded in both NYC and Quogue, he sat on numerous boards as director and president. Denny was a graduate of the Buckley School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College (Phi Beta Kappa), Christ Church, Oxford (Keasbey Scholar), and Harvard Law School. A lover of the sea, he served as Navigator on the "U.S.S. Little Rock." He will be remembered as a keen scholar of history and the law, a wise mentor with an open door, and a respected consensus builder of gentle temperament. He was known for his immeasurable benevolent heart. The family requests no flowers. Those who desire to honor Denny may consider a contribution to the American Friends of Christ Church, Inc., 3900 NYS Rt. 22, Willsboro, NY 12996, or Saint Thomas Church Choir School, 202 West 58th St., NYC, NY 10019. In fulfillment of his wishes, a private graveside service is being held in the Quogue Cemetery.

Published in The New York Times on June 29, 2016
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