Jerome J. Shestack
American diplomatDied when: 88 years 188 days (1062 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Jerome Joseph "Jerry" Shestack (February 11, 1923 – August 18, 2011) was a Philadelphia lawyer and human rights advocate active in Democratic Party politics who served as president of the American Bar Association (ABA) from 1997 to 1998.
He chaired the International League for Human Rights for twenty years, and was appointed the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights from 1979 to 1980 by President Jimmy Carter.
Shestack was regularly listed on the National Law Journal's list of the 100 most influential U.S. lawyers.