A page about
Ordman, Feb 16, 1912 to Dec 5, 1989
(updated Jan 2, 2016)
Things you can click
The story of How Arnold Got his Name
Arnold Fails his Way to Success
A version was published as: http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1031/p22s03-hfes.html
Some of Arnold's later Career
Arnold had a large collection of silly songs.
Here is one: "The Cloakmaker's Union"
You can learn a lot about Arnold from the on-line archive of the
New York Times.
Here is his obituary.
Here is a letter to the editor
of the NY Times, November 30, 1965,
illustrating some of the complexities of the job.
The following is a tribute in the Congressional Record:
June 24, 1971
TRIBUTE TO ARNOLD ORDMAN, GENERAL COUNSEL OF NLRB
HON. ROMAN C. PUCINSKI
IN THE HOUSEOF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, June 24, 1971
Mr. PUCINSKI. Mr. Speaker, today marks the completion of the 8 years
tenure of Arnold Ordman as General Counsel of the National Labor
Mr. Ordman Is well known to the Members of this House and to our
colleagues in the Senate. As General Counsel, he has put in years of
overtime attempting to fulfill the functions and obligations of this
highly sensitive position with integrity and a genuine commitment to
reason and to the spirit as well as the letter of the law.
His career has concerned itself almost entirely with the
of labor law. He became the sixth NLRB General Counsel since the
passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947 and the first two-term
Counsel since that office was established In the NLRB.
As a graduate of Harvard Law School in 1936, he practiced law in
Mass., before entering the Navy in 1942. In 1946 he joined the NLRB
began a lifetime of service to resolving the labor disputes that
before the Board.
He was appointed by President Kennedy as General Counsel on April
1963, an appointment that was wholeheartedly concurred in by the
and he was sworn in on May 9, 1963.
Arnold Ordman is one of the working patriots of this Nation. He
what happens to people and. to the institutions of our society.
all, he cares. very deeply about justice, particularly where it Is
tempered and transformed by the compassionate spirit of the law.
He and his wife Evelyn and their two sons, Edward Thorne and Alfred
Bram are people who bring to this Nation's Capital a zest for
willingness to shoulder heavy burdens and demands on their time, and
who return to this country of ours a full measure of devotion.
Ordman has been an outstanding General Counsel and his record will
amply reflect the depth and extent of his service to the country.
Congress will miss him. Hopefully we will be able to call upon him
often in the future.
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