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Fahringer, Herald Price, 1927-2015



  • Existence: 1927 - 2015

Biographical Note

Mr. Herald Price Fahringer was born in Lewisburg, Pa., on Nov. 6, 1927. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Pennsylvania State college, served in the United States Army, and in 1956, graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School. For the majority of his career, Mr. Fahringer practiced criminal law in New York State, predominantly in the city of Buffalo and the borough of Manhattan. Mr. Fahringer was a champion of the First Amendment as many of his cases concerned Freedom of Speech; the most notable being the defense of Larry Flynt, 1976-1977. Mr. Fahringer also represented defendants in high profile murder trials: The People of the State of New York v. Claus Von Bulow, 1982, and The People of the State of New York v. Jean S. Harris, 1980. Mr. Fahringer was also well-known for his active participation within the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). He supported initiatives to further education on criminal law by contributing a wealth of literature to the field, and by frequently presenting at law schools and conferences. Mr. Fahringer died February 12, 2015 at his home in Manhattan.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Herald Price Fahringer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HPF

The collection consists of Mr. Herald Price Fahringer’s case documents, publications, and personal materials from 1951-2015. The collection also includes Mr. Fahringer's plaques and awards. The materials in this collection were collected, created, and used by Mr. Herald Price Fahringer. These materials were donated to the Charles B. Sears Law Library at the University at Buffalo after his death in 2015.

Dates: 1951-2015