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Deceased Name: Newton S. Friedman

Newton S. Friedman, prominent Duluth attorney and longtime civil rights activist, died Friday, May 31, 1996, in St. Mary's Medical Center Hospice, Duluth. He was 84.


Mr. Friedman lived on Pitt Street.


He was born and grew up in Minneapolis and was in the first graduating class of Washburn High School, Minneapolis. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and received his law degree from Columbia Law School.


He was an Army veteran of World War II. Following the war he worked with the Occupational Forces for seven years, re-establishing the labor movement in Germany in the de-Nazification program. He moved to Duluth and went into practice with his brother, Martin, retiring in 1991.


He was a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Supreme Court, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Federal Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the National Lawyers Guild, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, the Duluth Trial Lawyers Association, 11th District Bar Association, the Workmen's Circle, the American Civil Liberties Union, Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, a member and counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Eighth District DFL.


He practiced in the Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Minnesota Supreme Court.


His parents were Samuel and Lillian Waxman Friedman.


His first wife, Danna Rossyne Michaels Friedman, died July 5, 1979.


Survivors include his wife, Frances; two daughters, Karen Makowski of Duluth, and Joy Friedman of Fridley; a son, Dale (David) Friedman of Israel; two stepdaughters, Allyn DeVries of Natchez, Miss., and Judy Ewing of Los Angeles; a stepson, Arthur Baranoff of Indianapolis; and nine grandchildren.


There will be no visitation. Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in Johnson Mortuary. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery, Crystal, Minn. Memorials to St. Mary's Medical Center Hospice Unit would be appreciated.


Duluth News-Tribune (MN)

Date: June 1, 1996






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