Saturday, April 11, 2009

Corliss Lamont

When I bought my condo in late 1989 the real estate agent mentioned that some vacant land adjacent to the complex was owned by a very old man (with implication that it might be developed after he died). While looking at online land records in connection with the Hawkes Crossing development, I learned the old man was named Corliss Lamont. I was interested to discover that he was notable enough to have a wikipedia biography . He died in 1995 at the age of 93. The land remains undeveloped.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to read a biography of an Ossining local. It is always intriguing how many communist philosophers came from a super-wealthy background. Luckily, Corliss Lamont lived his long life in this non-communist and non-socialist country to be able to sue and win a case against the CIA. He would have most certainly spent a sizable portion of the 93 years in prison had he tried anything close to that in the Soviet Union, or any other country that pursued his own ideals. Furthermore, he would have owned precisely 0 sqf of any land anywhere.
    Nevermind my comment. I just read this biography and cannot help but feel irony seeing the bigram "Truth Communist."