Wilgus, Horace L. (Horace La Fayette), 1859-1935

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Professor of law at University of Michigan, and specialist in corporation law.

From the description of Horace LaFayette Wilgus papers, 1879-1935. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423634

Horace Lafayette Wilgus, a member of the University of Michigan Law School faculty for 34 years, was born in Conover, Ohio, in 1859. After graduating in 1882 from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he held a variety of occupations, including deputy county surveyor in Miami County, Ohio, and instructor in mathematics at Ohio State University. In 1884, he was admitted to the Ohio Bar, and he opened a law office in Troy, Ohio, in 1886. In 1889, he earned a Masters of Science degree, also from Ohio State.

In 1890-1891, Wilgus helped to organize the law school at Ohio State, where he became secretary and professor of elementary law. In 1895, he resigned both positions to become professor of law at the University of Michigan. He was made a permanent member of that faculty in 1897.

Wilgus earned special regard for his work in torts and corporation law, and was the author of several books, including Cases in the Law of Evidence (1896), The United States Steel Corporation (1901), Annotated Cases in the Law of Private Corporations (1902), and The Law of Private Corporations (1910). He was a frequent contributor to the Michigan Law Review and other legal publications.

Following his retirement in 1929, he became professor emeritus, and in 1932, published an annotation on corporation law in collaboration with Burritt Hamilton. He died in 1935 of a heart attack.

From the guide to the Horace L. Wilgus Papers, 1878-1935, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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referencedIn Edward W. Blakeman Papers, 1909-1963 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wilgus, Horace L. (Horace La Fayette), 1859-1935. Horace LaFayette Wilgus papers, 1879-1935. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Law School (University of Michigan) law lectures, 1881-1919 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Blakeman, Edward W., 1880-1963. Edward W. Blakeman papers, 1909-1963. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Joseph Beal Steere Papers, 1861-1941 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wilgus, Horace L. (Horace La Fayette), 1859-1935. Report on proposed memorial exercises in honor of William A. Fletcher / [H.L. Wilgus] Library of Michigan
referencedIn Lloyd C. Douglas Papers, 1900-1954 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Steere, Joseph Beal, 1842-1940. Joseph B. Steere papers, 1861-1941. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Horace L. Wilgus Papers, 1878-1935 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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Death 1935

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