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Reuben Lozner


We learned about Reuben Lozner's association with poetry by way of J. Wesley Miller's introductory essay on "Legal Poetry" which appears in Ina Russelle Warren (ed.), The Lawyer's Alcove: Poems by the Lawyer, for the Lawyer and about the Lawyer i-xii, ix (Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., reprint ed., 1990)(New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1900).

To date, we've made no progress in learning anything more about Lozner. Based on online Social Security records it appears that Lozner was born on August 7, 1910 and died, March 29, 1998. His last residence was Silver Spring, Maryland. Based on publication of his poetry in the American Bar Association Journal in 1975 and 1976, it seems that Lozner practiced law in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

We found this little Lozner poem in the American Bar Association Journal:

Will the Victor Gloat?
(A comment on New Jersey v. Bohelska, 61 A.B.A.J. 896)

Without doubt very few will feel
Eugene should have lost his appeal.
But now will he be boasting, somewhat conceited,
"I beat the rap too—with expletives deleted"

— Reuben Lozner
Chevy Chase, Maryland

["Will the Victor Gloat?" appears in 61 (9) ABA J. 1148 (Sept. 1975)][Seven additional, four line poems appear in the ABA Journal, vol. 62 (12), (December, 1976), p. 1656]