Sam Yasgur

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Sam Yasgur
Born (1942-01-09) 9 January 1942 (age 72)
Mamaroneck, New York
 United States
Alma mater Cornell University
University of Chicago School of Law
Occupation Attorney, author
Known for - Sullivan County Attorney
- Son of Woodstock Festival land owner Max Yasgur

Samuel S. "Sam" Yasgur (born 9 January 1942) is an attorney; Sullivan County, New York official; and the son of Max Yasgur, who leased land on his 600 acres (2.4 km2) dairy farm in Bethel, New York for the Woodstock Music & Art Festival in August 1969. Yasgur has said that his "consultations with his father" played a crucial role in the concert coming to Bethel.[1] He grew up on his father's farm, and was a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago School of Law.[1]

Yasgur was a 27-year-old assistant district attorney in Manhattan[1][2] when his father allowed the Woodstock Festival to take place on his land. The concert had just been barred from taking place at the Orange County town of Wallkill, NY.[3] The Woodstock Festival took place from August 15 to 18, 1969.

Yasgur went on to become an attorney at Hall Dickler, and also served as Westchester County Attorney.[1][4] He continues to practice law in New York and is currently the Sullivan County Attorney.[5]

Yasgur wrote a book about his father, Max B. Yasgur: The Woodstock Festival’s Famous Farmer, which was self-published in August 2009.[6]


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