Aigler, Ralph W. (Ralph William), 1885-

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Professor of law at the University of Michigan; faculty representative to the Big Ten Conference, also faculty representative to the University of Michigan Board in Control of Athletics.

From the description of Ralph W. Aigler papers, 1908-1962, bulk 1920-1940. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 231748351

Professor of law at the University of Michigan.

From the description of Ralph William Aigler class notes, 1910-1955. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422015

Ralph W. Aigler (Feb. 13, 1885--May 24, 1964) was born in Bellevue, Ohio. He received his law degree from Michigan in 1907. Aigler briefly practiced law in Chicago before joining the law faculty at Michigan in 1910 as a full professor and remained at his alma mater until he retired in1955 Aigler was a nationally renowned expert on real property law and one of the advisors to the American Law Institute in the drafting of the Restatement of the Law of Property. He also served as a visiting professor at other universities, including: Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, the University of California and the University of Southern California.

Aigler wrote extensively in the field of law, including two important volumes: "Cases on Property" and "Cases on Bankruptcy." He served as president, treasurer, and secretary of the Association of American Law Schools and various committees on the American Bar Association.

Aigler was heavily involved in athletics at Michigan and held two important posts: the University's faculty representative to the Big Ten Conference from 1917 to 1955, and representative of Michigan's Faculty Board in Control of Athletics from 1917 to 1942 (throughout his tenure he served as chairman several times). Aigler's other contributions included leading Michigan back into the Big Ten Conference, leading the effort to construct Michigan Stadium, Yost Fieldhouse and other facilities, negotiating the Big Ten's exclusive contract with the Rose Bowl starting in 1946, hiring Fritz Crisler as football coach and athletic director, and acting as a spokesman for the University and Big Ten for many years on NCAA rules and eligibility issues. He was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1982.

From the guide to the Ralph W. Aigler papers, 1908-1962, 1920-1940, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Bates, Henry Moore, 1869-1949. Henry Moore Bates papers, 1886-1950. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn First Restatement of the Law Records, 1923-1965 University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: American Law Institute Archives
creatorOf Hudson, Manley O. (Manley Ottmer), 1886-1960. Material relating to England's property reform legislation, 1919-1921. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Aigler, Ralph W. (Ralph William), b. 1885. Ralph W. Aigler papers, 1908-1962, bulk 1920-1940. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Zinn, Frank Towsley, 1905-1996. Frank T. Zinn class notebooks, 1925-1929. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Henry Moore Bates papers, 1886-1950 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Aigler, Ralph William, 1885-1964. Ralph William Aigler class notes, 1910-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Scott, Austin Wakeman. Austin Wakeman Scott papers. 1906-1979. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Ralph W. Aigler papers, 1908-1962, 1920-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) photograph series D (faculty and staff portraits), 1946-2006, 1950-1990 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930. Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Bates, Henry Moore, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Big Ten Conference (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Crisler, H. O. (Herbert Orin), 1899-1982. person
associatedWith Griffith, John L. person
associatedWith Griffith, John L. person
correspondedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Hudson, Manley O. (Manley Ottmer), 1886-1960. person
associatedWith Michigan Historical Collections corporateBody
associatedWith Rickey, Branch, 1881-1965. person
associatedWith Scott, Austin Wakeman, 1884-1981 person
associatedWith University of Michigan. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Board in Control of Athletics. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Law School. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services corporateBody
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930. person
associatedWith Wilson, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Leon), 1896-1979. person
associatedWith Yost, Fielding Harris, 1871-1946. person
associatedWith Zinn, Frank Towsley, 1905-1996. person
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Birth 1885

Death 1964-05-24

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