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James B. Gitlitz

New York

James B. Gitlitz was a Binghamton, New York attorney, photographer, poet, and author. His work appeared in various exhibits and acquired by museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gitlitz served as chair of the Broome County Council of the State Commission for Human Rights and on the board of the Binghamton Public Library for 25 years. He helped to found the Interracial Association in 1933, a precursor of the Urban League.

Gitlitz was educated at Cornell, receiving his B.A. in 1930 and his J.D. in 1933.

He died in Kingston, Rhode Island, December 11, 2002.

[Sources: Inside BU, Vol. 24 (4), September 26, 2002, Binghamton University, State University of New York; Class Notes, 1930-39, Cornell Magazine On/Line, January-February 1999; Cornell Magazine, Vol. 105 (6)(May/June, 2003)]


James B. Gitlitz, Myself When Young (Binghamton, New York: Gould Publications, 1981)


James B. Gitlitz, Memos For My Children: An Autobiography (Binghamton, New York: Gould Publications, 1995)


James B. Gitlitz, Uncontested Divorces and Annulments in New York: including the Domestic relations law of New York and uniform rules for the N.Y.S. trial courts (part 205, and selected sections of part 202)(Binghamton, New York: Gould Publications, 1980- )

____________, Gitlitz on Divorces & Annulments in New York (Binghamton, New York: Gould Publications, 1992- )(assisted by James A. Mack)

Research Resources

Broome County Historical Society
Binghamton, New York