Phillip S. Berry

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Phillip Samuel Berry

(1937-01-30)January 30, 1937
Berkeley, California, USA
DiedSeptember 22, 2013(2013-09-22) (aged 76)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationLaw Degree
Alma materStanford University
  • Sierra Club National President
  • Sierra Club National Board Member
  • Co-founder of Sierra Club Legal Defense
  • Samuel Berry (father)
AwardsSierra Club's John Muir Award (1978)

Phillip S. Berry Sierra Club National President, Sierra Club National Board Member, Co-founder of Sierra Club Legal Defense later Earth Justice, John Muir Award Winner. Born January 30th, 1937 in Berkeley, California, Phil graduated Berkeley High (1954), Stanford University (1958) and Stanford Law (1961). Phil began his law career with his father Samuel Berry's firm, before they formed Law Offices of Berry & Berry in Oakland.[1][2][3][4]

Phil served as the Sierra Club's National President twice, first from 1969-1971, then later from 1991-1992. He served on the Sierra Club's National Board for 30 years. In 1971, Phil co-founded Sierra Club Legal Defense later Earth Justice along with Fred Fisher and Don Harris. He was awarded the Sierra Club's John Muir Award, it's highest honor in 1978.[5][6][7][8]

Phil died September 22, 2013.


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