The Honorable Matthew J. Jasen of Buffalo, NY served as an Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1968 through 1985, and he also served as a United States Judge for the Third Military Government Judicial District at Heidelberg, Germany in post-war Europe. The Historical Society has memorialized Judge Jasen’s singular experience in Europe, which he highlighted in his retirement speech at Court of Appeals Hall in Albany on December 17, 1985.
On May 2010, the Historical Society, in partnership with the United States Holocaust Museum, presented a program entitled Law, Justice, and the Holocaust: Lessons for the Court Today. As part of the program, Henry. G. Miller (a legendary NY lawyer and stalwart supporter of the Historical Society’s mission recited Judge Jasen’s timeless retirement speech — a moving moment for the Historical Society.
Program and blog selected by John J. Halloran, Jr., Trustee Emeritus; Attorney