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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Entertainment Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
All Colors
Favorite Food:
Ice Cream (Rum Raisin)
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
Hard Work Works.

Birthplace

Born:
1/16/1953
Birth Location:
Boston, Massachusetts

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Entertainment Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
All Colors
Favorite Food:
Ice Cream (Rum Raisin)
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Favorite Quote:
Hard Work Works.

Birthplace

Born:
1/16/1953
Birth Location:
Boston
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Biography

Washington, D.C attorney Amy Robertson Goldson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 16, 1953. She attended Smith College, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1974. From there, she entered Catholic University, earning her J.D. in 1976.

After earning her J.D., Goldson was hired by the Internal Revenue Service, where she worked in the tax court litigation division as an attorney from 1976 to 1977. Leaving the IRS, she joined the law firm of Smothers, Douple, Gayton & Long, and remained with the firm until 1983. That year, she opened up her own practice. While with Smothers, Douple, Gayton & Long in 1978, Goldson was named general counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which she continues to serve as today.

Goldson has been active in the civic arena, as well, having served on the board of directors of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, chaired the Mayor’s Committee on Entertainment, and served on the board of the Washington Performing Arts Society. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center and Recreation Wish List. Following the passing of her husband, oncologist Alfred Goldson, in 2004, she has also become more active with cancer research and prevention.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about her family's home on Martha's Vineyard and how they came to the U.S. from Jamaica
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about her maternal family origins on the East Coast of the U.S.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Amy Robertson Goldson remembers her maternal grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about her paternal family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes her mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes her father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about her parents' childhood friendship and her own younger sister
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes her earliest childhood memories and the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood on Martha's Vineyard
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes her childhood personality and interests
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes her elementary and secondary education in Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Amy Robertson Goldson recalls her high school years at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Amy Robertson Goldson recalls her favorite teachers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about her interest in law and family friends who served as role models
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes her memories of the Civil Rights Movement era
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Amy Robertson Goldson recalls deciding to attend Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Amy Robertson Goldson recalls studying at Howard University in Washington, D.C. as an exchange student from Smith College
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about majoring in education and African American Studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about attending black education events and memorable instructors at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about earning her J.D. degree
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Amy Robertson Goldson recalls graduating from Smith College, entering law school, and marrying Alfred Goldson
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Amy Robertson Goldson reflects on the importance of Martha's Vineyard in her life
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Amy Robertson Goldson remembers a saying from Patricia Roberts Harris
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Amy Robertson Goldson recalls her jobs as a youth and her interest in tax law
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about working the IRS and joining a law firm in 1978
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about working with media clients
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about TV broadcaster Max Robinson
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Amy Robertson Goldson recalls Melvin Lindsey's battle with AIDS
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about her involvement with the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Amy Robertson Goldson talks about her hopes for her law practice
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes her life philosophy and commitment to her family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Amy Robertson Goldson offers advice to aspiring law students
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Amy Robertson Goldson reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Amy Robertson Goldson shares her thoughts about tokenism in entertainment and broadcasting
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Amy Robertson Goldson remembers her husband
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Amy Robertson Goldson describes how she would like to be remembered