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William Kunstler
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c. 1989
Born
William Moses Kunstler

(1919-07-07)July 7, 1919
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died September 4, 1995(1995-09-04) (aged 76)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Heart failure
Education
Occupation Lawyer, civil rights activist
Spouse(s)
  • Lotte Kunstler
  • Margaret Ratner
Children 4 including Emily

William Moses Kunstler (July 7, 1919 – September 4, 1995) was an American lawyer and civil rights activist. He was known for defending the Chicago Seven.

Kunstler was an active member of the National Lawyers Guild, a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the co-founder of the Law Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the "leading gathering place for radical lawyers in the country".

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