Thayer, Ezra Ripley, 1866-1915

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Thayer graduated from Harvard in 1888, taught law and was Dean of the Harvard Law School.

From the description of Papers of Ezra Ripley Thayer, 1911-1915 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972897

Attorney, teacher, administrator. LL.B. Harvard Law School 1891, Dane Prof. and Dean 1910-1915. Secretary to Justice Horace Gray, U.S. Supreme Court 1892-1893. Practiced law in Boston 1893-1910. Author: References to Cases and Statutes to Accompany Lectures on Massachusetts Practice (1903-1904). Compiler: Legal Essays by James Bradley Thayer (1908). Address: "Judicial Administration" (1915).

From the description of Papers of Ezra Ripley Thayer, 1882-1915 (inclusive). (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 122581219

Ezra Ripley Thayer (1866-1915) was an attorney, teacher, and administrator. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1888 and an LL.B. from the Harvard Law School in 1891. He was a partner in Boston with the firm of Storey, Thorndike, Palmer & Thayer, and was the Dane Professor at the Harvard Law School and Dean from 1910-1915. In 1915, at age 49, Thayer committed suicide while suffering from acute depression.

Leonard Merrick (1864-1939) was a British dramatist, actor, and novelist. He was well regarded by other writers of his era with J. M. Barrie calling Merrick the "novelist's novelist." In 1918 fifteen writers collaborated with publisher E. P. Dutton to issue a fifteen volume The works of Leonard Merrick.

From the description of Ezra Ripley Thayer papers concerning Leonard Merrick, 1900-1912. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 756502927

Ezra Ripley Thayer (1866-1915) was an attorney, teacher, and administrator. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1888 and an LL.B. from the Harvard Law School in 1891. He was a partner in Boston with the firm of Storey, Thorndike, Palmer & Thayer, and was the Dane Professor at the Harvard Law School and Dean from 1910-1915. In 1915, at age 49, Thayer committed suicide while suffering from acute depression.

Leonard Merrick (1864-1939) was a British dramatist, actor, and novelist. He was well regarded by other writers of his era with J. M. Barrie calling Merrick the "novelist's novelist." In 1918 fifteen writers collaborated with publisher E. P. Dutton to issue a fifteen volume The works of Leonard Merrick.

From the guide to the Ezra Ripley Thayer papers concerning Leonard Merrick, 1900-1912., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Thayer, Ezra Ripley, attorney, law professor and law dean.

b. February 21, 1866, Milton, Massachusetts.

p. James Bradley and Sophia Bradford (Ripley) T.

A.B. Harvard College, 1888.

LL.B. Harvard Law School, 1891.

m. Ethel Randolf Clark, June 23, 1898 (three children).

Secretary to Justice Horace Gray, U.S. Supreme Court, 1892.

Practiced law in Boston with the firm of Brandeis, Dunbar, and Nutter, 1893-1900.

Practiced law in Boston with the firm of Storey, Thorndike, Palmer and Thayer, 1900-1910.

Dane Professor of Law and Dean of the Harvard Law School, 1910-1915.

d. September 14, 1915.

"The Harvard Law School: Looking Ahead," Harvard Alumni Bulletin17, 7, November 11, 1914, pp. 104-105. "Observations on the Law of Evidence," Michigan Law ReviewXIII, 5 March, 1915. "Judicial Administration";an address before the Law Association of Philadelphia, 1915. References to Cases and Statutes to Accompany Lectures on Massachusetts Practice,1903-1904.

Compiler: Legal Essays, by James Bradley Thayer, 1908.

From the guide to the Papers, 1882-1915, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Smith, Reginald Heber, 1889-1966. The class notes of Reginald Heber Smith, 1910-1914. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
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creatorOf Schermerhorn, Holden Bovee, 1868-1935. Letters to Ezra Ripley Thayer, 1913-1915. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
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Birth 1866-02-21

Death 1915-09-14

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