C. C. (Christopher Columbus) Langdell

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  • May 22, 1826: Born to John Langdell and Lydia Beard in New Boston, NH.
  • 1845: Enters Phillips Exeter Academy.
  • 1851: Graduates Harvard College with an A.B.
  • 1852 - 1854 : Serves as student librarian at Harvard Law School.
  • 1853: Graduates Harvard Law School with LL.B.
  • 1854 - 1870 : Works in private law firm in New York City.
  • January 6, 1870: Becomes Dane Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
  • September 27, 1870: Elected as the first Dean of Harvard Law School.
  • 1895: Steps down as Dean but continues as Dane Professor of Law.
  • 1900: Becomes Dane Professor Emeritus.
  • July 6, 1906: Dies.

From the guide to the Research Notes and Correspondence, 1852-1902., (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.)

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