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Chris Garvey

Chris Garvey

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Capt. Christopher B. Garvey, Esq., AB, JD;

U.S. descendant of Irish, English, Italian, Norwegian, German, Scottish ancestors, (Not French, although a great, great… aunt had a job there for a while as Queen)

Ancestor Moses Hewit was captured by and escaped from Indians, and also escaped from a posse by jumping ice floes across the flooded Ohio River.

Ancestor Roger Williams founded Colony of Rhode Island on the principle of religious freedom.

Garvey is derived from the Gaelic word for Granite.

Garvey Coat of Arms motto: Morior Invictus (Death before Defeat) doesn’t specify who’s death, but so far I’ve managed to avoid killing anyone, and I pray that such good fortune continues.


Attorney — Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Litigation; Firm established 1918

BA Columbia University

JD Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Order of the Barrister;

1998 Libertarian Candidate for Governor of New York;

Sailing Instructor; Associated with New York Sailing School;

Merchant Marine Officer — Licensed to Operate Vessels Carrying Passengers for Hire;

Member: Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education, NRA, Nassau Bar Association

Was a 4th generation Telephone worker: Installer, repairman, conduit design;

A technical expert in automated coagulation timers for Medical Laboratory Automation, Inc.

A sailmaker for Ratsey & Lapthorn, est. 1790;

An Industrial designer;

Past Chairman — Mammaroneck Frostbite Association (winter sailboat racing in 9' dinghies);

Past Chair — Nassau Bar Assn Speakers Bureau Subcommittee.


The second half of the 20th Century to present time.


Office: 1077 Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576

Home in Amityville

Personal web site:


With curiosity, interest, fun, and the uneasy feeling that I’m not getting enough done.

    Works by from Chris Garvey

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