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Kenneth Hewes Barricklo
Holland Society Trustee Emeritus and Attorney John O. Delamater
As Members and Friends of the Holland Society of New York, their guests and the public come to 20 W. 44th Street to enjoy
the beautiful new headquarters and library, it is appropriate to pause and thank long time Holland Society life member and
trustee emeritus John O. Delamater for the hundreds of hours of pro-bono legal work which he donated in order to make the
dreams of the new headquarters and library a reality.
Using his over four decades of experience as an attorney, Mr. Delamater provided The Holland Society of New York
with expert volunteer legal services in negotiation of the lease details, working with the landlord and the other
historical societies who relocated to the fifth floor of the building in matters of mutual interest, hours of work
regarding the terms of the contracts and enforcement of the contracts with contractors and subcontractors on the job,
and continual and expert attention to detail on all of the complicated legal aspects of the move. Without the pro-bono
services of Mr. Delamater, thousands of dollars would have been required to have been spent on attorney's fees rather
than used for the fabulous improvements that have made the headquarters and library a venue of which all members can be
Mr. Delamater received his Juris Doctor of Law Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and wrote
for the Law Review. He is of counsel to the firm of Schoeman, Updike and Kaufmann in New York where his practice
involves Estate Planning and Administration, Taxation, Litigation and Real Estate.
In 2006, to recognize John's years of involvement in our organization, Holland Society of New York awarded him
the Gold Medal of the Society.
Mr. Delamater and his Wife, Marja, own a historic farm in the Cole-Hasbrouck Farm Historic District in Ulster County.
The Cole-Hasbrouck Farm District contains approximately 68.2 acres. The farm area was developed in the early 1800's.
Today, Mr. Delamater enjoys the life of a mid-town Manhattan lawyer during the week and retreats on weekend to live the
life of a rural New York farmer in the same manner as many of his Dutch ancestors.
Mr. Delamater and his Wife have a son, John, who is also a Life Member of the Holland Society of New York and serves
as Society Treasurer.
The Holland Society gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of John O. Delamater in pro-bono legal services.