Hall, Livingston, 1903-

Alternative names
Birth 1903-05-05
Death 1995-11-18

Biographical notes:

Prof. of law, attorney. Ph.D., U. Chic., 1923; LL.B., mcl,Harv., 1927. With Root, Clark, Buckner, Howland, ? Vice Dean, 1938-1958; Acting Dean, 1959. Military service, 1943-1945; Medal of Freedom, 1946. Author: (with S. Glueck) Cases on Criminal Law and Enforcement (1958); (with W. Seavey) Cases on Agency (1956); (with Y. Kamisar) Modern Criminal Procedure (1966).

From the description of Papers of Livingston Hall, 1947-1973 (inclusive). (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 122520444

Hall graduated from Harvard in 1927 and taught law at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Livingston Hall, 1952-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973054

Hall, Livingston, professor of law, lawyer.

b. May 5, 1903, Chicago, Ill.

s. James Parker and Evelyn Hallam (Movius) Hall.

Ph.B. University of Chicago, 1923.

LL.B. magna cum laude, Harvard, 1927.

m. Elizabeth Blodgett, September 13, 1930; children: Thomas L., Margaret R., Elizabeth C., and John K.

Admitted to New York Bar, 1934.

Law practice with firm of Rood, Clark, Buckner, Howland, and Ballantine, New York, NY, 1927-1931.

Assistant U.S. attorney Southern District, NY, 1931-1932.

Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard, 1932-1937; Professor of Law, 1937-; Vice Dean, 1938-1958; Acting Dean, 1959.

Regional price and enforcement attorney O.P.A. (on leave from Harvard) Boston, 1942-1943.

Moderator: Town of Weston, 1947-1949, Town of Concord, 1957-1967.

Commissioned Lt. Col. AC, A.U.S. in Manilla P.I., Feb. 1945; served as dep. chief Operations Analysis sects., overseas with 13th and Far East Air Forces, 1943-1945, and in Washington, D.C. with 20th Air Force, 1945.

Awarded Medal of Freedom, 1946.

Member of American and Massachusetts Bar Associations (pres. 1963-1964); Massachusetts Judicial Council; Phi Beta Kappa; Rep. Episcopalian Clubs; Curtis; Social Circle 1782.

(with Sheldon Glueck) Cases on Criminal Law and Enforcement,1958. (with Warren Seavey) Cases on Agency,1956. (with Yale Kamisar) Modern Criminal Procedure,1966.

From the guide to the Papers, 1947-1973, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)


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