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Charles Rembar (March 12, 1915 - October 24, 2000) was an American lawyer who was born in Oceanport, N.J. and grew up in Long Branch, N.J. He graduated from Harvard with a bachelor's degree in 1935 and received his law degree from Columbia University in 1938. He worked for several New Deal agencies after graduating from law school and then served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, after which he moved back to the New area, living in Scarsdale, New York and working in Manhattan.
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Rembar was best known as a first amendment rights lawyer. In 1959, Grove Press published an unexpurgated version of Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence. The U. S. Post Office confiscated copies sent through the mail. Charles Rembar, working for Grove Press, sued the New York city postmaster and won in New York and then on federal appeal. Subsequently, he defended Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer" and John Cleland's "Fanny Hill," -- the latter argued before the U.S. Supreme Court -- which played a major role in changing the nation's approach to obscenity.
In 1968, he published a book documenting the trials called The trials of Lady Chatterley, Tropic of Cancer and Fanny Hill, which won a George Polk Memorial Award in journalism. In 1975, he published a collection of wide-ranging essays titled " Perspective." In 1980 he wrote The Law of the Land: The Evolution of Our Legal System (ISBN 0-06-097219-X), a general history of the evolution of Anglo-American law, written for the non-lawyer and non-historian.
Rembar founded the law firm of Rembar & Curtis, which represented writers such as Louise Erdrich, Tom Clancy, Herman Wouk, and Norman Mailer both as lawyers and often as literary agents as well.