Historic Poughkeepsie Discussion
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About the Event
About our featured speaker: Judge Rosenblatt attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1957, and Harvard Law School, where he received his law degree in 1960. Rosenblatt served two terms as District Attorney of Dutchess County, from 1969 to 1975. He then served as a Dutchess County Court Judge until November 1981, when he was elected to New York Supreme Court. He was an Associate Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division from 1989 until his retirement in 1998. In 2013, the Dutchess County Courthouse was dedicated in the judge’s honor. Judge Rosenblatt has been active in the Historical Society of New York Courts, serving as president of the organization and writing numerous articles and presentations on the judiciary and its history, among other topics. In 1997 and 2001 he played on the United States (Master's) Squash Team.
Historic Poughkeepsie events are designed to stimulate exchange among those interested in local history and support the development of stories derived from the history of the City of Poughkeepsie. They are organized by Kafui Attoh, Roy Budnik and Susan Grove - who believe that a good way to uncover the past is in conversation and community - and sponsored by Fall Kill Creative Works, the organization operating The Historic Glebe House under their mission: to foster connection and celebrate community by sharing our stories and creating together.