Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964

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Dates:
Birth 1870-10-27
Death 1964-07-01
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Botanist, attorney, law professor and dean, legal scholar. Director, Botany Survey of Nebraska, 1892-1903. Professor, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1910-1947; Dean, 1916-1936; retired, 1947-1964. Member, National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, 1929-1931. Author of books and articles in the field of botany, law and related subjects. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards.

From the description of Papers, 1888-1964. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236047227

From the description of Papers, 1888-1964. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236047235

From the description of Papers, 1888-1964. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 62561702

Lawyer, botanist, author; dean of the Harvard Law School, 1916-1936.

From the description of Letter to Will Owen Jones, 1923 October 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 70716485

Pound, Roscoe, botanist, professor of law, law school dean, university professor, legal scholar.

  • 27 October, 1870: b. Lincoln, Nebraska. s. Judge Stephen Bosworth and Laura P. Biddlecomb
  • 1888: A.B. University of Nebraska; M.A., 1889; Ph.D., 1897
  • 1889 - 1890 : Harvard Law School
  • 1908: Honorary LL.M., Northeastern University
  • 1913 - 1941 : Honorary LL.D.s: University of Michigan, 1913; University of Missouri, 1916; University of Chicago, 1916; Brown University, 1919; Harvard, 1920; Cambridge, England, 1922; Union, 1923; University of Pittsburgh, 1926; University of Colorado, 1927; George Washington University, 1928; University of California, 1929; University of Cincinnati, 1933; Rutgers University, 1941
  • 1933: L.H.D., Boston University
  • 1934: J.U.D., University of Berlin
  • June 17, 1899: m. Grace Gerrard (died 1928)
  • June 30, 1931: m. 2nd, Mrs. Lucy Miller (Dec. 1959)
  • 1890: Admitted to bar
  • 1890 - 1901 : 1903 - 1907 : Practiced, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1899 - 1903 : Assistant professor of law, University of Nebraska; dean law department, 1903-1907
  • 1907 - 1909 : Professor of law, Northwestern University
  • 1909 - 1910 : Professor of law, University of Chicago
  • 1910 - 1913 : Story professor of law, Harvard University; Carter professor of Jurisprudence, 1913-1937; dean Law School, 1916-1936
  • 1941: Honorary fellow, Stanford University
  • 1937 - 1947 : Professor Harvard
  • 1947: Retired
  • 1948 - 1953 : Visiting professor of law, University of California Law School, Los Angeles
  • 1892 - 1903 : Director, Botany Survey of Nebraska
  • 1901 - 1903 : Commissioner of appeals, Supreme Court of Nebraska
  • 1904 - 1907 : Nebraska commissioner on uniform state laws
  • 1922: Director, Survey of Criminal Justice, Cleveland
  • 1938: Director, National Conference of Judicial Councils
  • 1929 - 1931 : Member, National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement
  • 1952: Awarded Gourgas medal, Scottish rite of Freemasonry
  • 1950: Roscoe Pound Lectureship established, University of Nebraska
  • 1950: Roscoe Pound Chair of Law, Harvard Law School
  • 1964: died

Fellow, A.A.A.S., American Academy of Arts and Science (president 1935-1937)

Member of many professional legal associations, both national and foreign.

Author of many books since 1898 both in the field of botany and law (see bibliographies of Setaro and Strait).

From the guide to the Papers, 1888-1964, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)

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  • Journalism--Study and teaching
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  • Law--Study and teaching
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  • Botany
  • United States. Wickersham Commission
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