Gunther, Gerald, 1927-2002

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Gerald Gunther, the leading constitutional law scholar in the United States, joined the faculty of the Stanford Law School in 1962 and was the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Emeritus, at the time of his death in 2002. Born in Germany in 1927, he immigrated to the United States with his family in 1938. He earned his undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College, his master's degree in public law and government at Columbia, and his law degree at Harvard Law School, graduating second in his class in 1953. He was then appointed to a prestigious one year clerkship with Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, followed in 1954-1955 by a clerkship with Chief Justice Earl Warren. Highly regarded for his casebook on constitutional law, he also wrote a prize-winning biography of Learned Hand. At Stanford he was known for his passionate defense of freedom of speech on the campus.

From the guide to the Gerald Gunther papers, 1807-2002, 1940-2002, (Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Powell, Lewis F. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. papers [part 4]. 1921-1998. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Douglas Menuez photography collection, 1986-2006 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Chappell, Warren. Papers of Warren Chappell. 1897-1985. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Freund, Paul A. Paul A. Freund papers. 1918-1993. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn A Celebration of the life of Gerald Gunther : videocassette, 2002. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Powell, Lewis F. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Papers [part 7]. 1921-1998. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn Research materials on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1910-1972 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Gunther, Gerald. The uncertainty of divorces; a proposal for Supreme court action. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Howe, Mark De Wolfe. Mark De Wolfe Howe papers. 1933-1967. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Alexander Mordecai Bickel papers, 1916-1987, 1930-1975 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Berger, Raoul. Raoul Berger Papers. 1921-2000. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Stanford University, Board of Trustees, memorandum regarding Kenneth S. Pitzer, 1970 Jun 3 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Bickel, Alexander M. Alexander Mordecai Bickel papers.1916-1987. Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Gerald Gunther papers, 1807-2002, 1940-2002 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Memorandum to the Board of Trustees regarding Kenneth S. Pitzer, June 3, 1970. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Scott, Austin Wakeman. Austin Wakeman Scott papers. 1906-1979. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn A Celebration of the life of Gerald Gunther [videorecording], 2002 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Berger, Raoul, 1901- person
associatedWith Bickel, Alexander M. person
associatedWith Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Herbert Packer person
associatedWith Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967 person
associatedWith Menuez, Doug person
associatedWith Michael Smith person
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Scott, Austin Wakeman, 1884-1981 person
associatedWith Stanford University. Board of Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Stanford University. School of Law. Faculty. corporateBody
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Constitutional law--United States
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Birth 1927

Death 2002-07-31

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