Berge Setrakian

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Berge Setrakian (born 1949 in Beirut, Lebanon), is a lawyer and the current President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) since 2002. He has a Master Degrees in French and Comparative Laws and after practicing law for some years in Beirut, joined the law firm of Whitman & Ransom in the 1970s and now practices law as a Partner with the firm DLA Piper.[1]

Mr. Setrakian has served the organization in various leadership positions for many years and was elected member of the Central Board of Directors in 1977, and was since 1992 Vice President and Secretary of AGBU during the presidency of the then President Louise Manoogian Simone. He was recognized with an Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his work on behalf of the Armenian-American community.


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