MacLachlan, James Angell, 1891-1967

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Lawyer, educator, legal scholar. LL.B. Harvard, 1916. Taught at Harv. L.S. 1924-1960, on leave 1942-1945. Co-founder, in 1932 of National Bankruptcy Conference and member, 1932-1960; assisted in drafting amendments to Nat. Bankr. Act of 1898. Member, A.B.A., Atlantic Union Comm. Served as Capt., U.S. Army, 1917-1919. Wartime Gov't serv., 1942-1945. Author: Hornbook on Bankruptcy, 1956; articles in law reviews and other professional journals.

From the description of Papers, 1925-1960 (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 415993222

MacLachlan, James Angell, lawyer, educator, legal scholar.

  • August 15, 1891: b. Ann Arbor, Michigan. s. Professor Andrew Cunningham and Lois Thompson (Angell) McLaughlin.
  • 1912: A.B., University of Michigan
  • 1916: LL.B., Harvard University
  • 1928: m. Mary Jane Carrier; children: Helen Campbell, David Blair, Bruce Birge, James Angell, Rhoda Wilson.
  • 1912 - 1913 : Taught, Bay City Eastern High School, Michigan
  • 1916 - 1917 : 1919 - 1924 : Practiced law in Chicago
  • 1924 - 1927 : Assistant professor, Harvard Law School
  • 1927 - 1960 : Professor, Harvard Law School
  • 1960 - 1967 : Professor, emeritus, Harvard Law School
  • 1942 - 1945 : On leave, Harvard Law School
  • 1917 - 1919 : Served as captain, 333rd Heavy Artillery, U.S. Army
  • 1942: Special counsel, Office of Price Administration, Washington D.C.
  • 1942 - 1943 : Assistant solicitor, War Relocation Authority
  • 1943 - 1945 : Contract negotiator, U.S. Maritime Commission
  • 1932: Co-founder of National Bankruptcy Conference, which was initiated to consider ways of improving the then-existing National Bankruptcy Act (of 1898); as member of National Bankruptcy Conference, MacLachlan formulated substantial amendments to the Bankruptcy Act, chiefly those embodied in the Chandler Act of 1938 and the amendment to the law of preferences in 1950.
  • April 17, 1967: d. in automobile accident.

Member:

National Bankruptcy Conference American Bar Association Federal Union Atlantic Union Committee Council (treasurer, Massachusetts chapter) Phi Beta Kappa

Editor:

Cases on the Federal Anti-Trust Laws of the United States,1930, 1933. Cases on Creditors' Rights(with John Hanna), 1939; 2 vol. Revision, 1948-1949; consolidated edition, 1951; supplemented by annotated editions of National Bankruptcy Act,1939, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953.

Author:

Articles in Harvard Law Reviewand other professional journals. Hornbook on Bankruptcy(1956).

Subjects taught at Harvard Law School:

Property: Liability Bankruptcy Partnership Municipal Corporations, Government Control of Business Labor Law Creditors' Rights Corporate Reorganization Torts Sales Security Suretyship Water Law and Regulation

From the guide to the Papers, 1925-1960, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Papers, 1933-1967 Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967.1933 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Kennedy, Frank R., 1914-. Frank R. Kennedy papers, 1936-1999. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Dane, G. Ezra (George Ezra), 1904-1941. The class notes of George Ezra Dane, 1925-1928. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Berger, Henry N. The class notes of Henry N. Berger, 1937-1940. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965. Letter to Ethel Randolph Thayer, 7 January 1916. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf The class notes of Henry Jacob Friendly, 1924-1927 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf MacLachlan, James Angell, 1891-. Papers, 1925-1960 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Biele, Lawrence David, d. 1989. The class notes of Lawrence David Biele, 1933-1936. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf MacLachlan, James. Time compressed speech in radio advertising / James MacLachlan and Priscilla LaBarbera. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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Birth 1891-08-15

Death 1967-04-17

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