Malcolm, George A. (George Arthur), 1881-1961

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George Arthur Malcolm was born November 5, 1881 in Concord, Michigan. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Michigan in 1906, then worked his way to the Philippines where he found employment as a temporary clerk in the Bureau of Health. In 1907, he transferred to the Executive Bureau as a clerk, then in 1908 again transferred to the Bureau of Justice as a law clerk. Here he was promoted to assistant attorney, and then assistant attorney general. In 1912, he came to the University of the Philippines where he founded and became dean of the College of Law. In 1917, he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He remained on the court as associate justice and presiding justice until the inauguration of the Commonwealth of the Philippines in 1935. In January 1936, he was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt to be assistant legal adviser to United States High Commissioner Frank Murphy and later to Murphy's successor Paul V. McNutt. In September 1939, Roosevelt appointed Malcolm to be Attorney General of Puerto Rico. He took office in 1940 and served until 1942. For the remainder of his life, Malcolm would author several books, travel widely, and become a ready speaker before various groups. He died in May 16, 1961.

From the guide to the George A. Malcolm papers, 1896-1965, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Justice on the Philippine Supreme Court, founder of the Law School of the University of the Philippines, and attorney general of Puerto Rico.

From the description of George A. Malcolm papers, ca. 1885-1965. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423556

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referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historical Library University if Michigan
creatorOf George A. Malcolm papers, 1896-1965 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Fred L. Crawford papers, 1925-1953 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Pulteney Family Papers, 1762-1784 (University of Guelph). Correspondence addressed to Sir W. Pulteney from his two agents George Malcolm and John Maxwell, chiefly concerning management of Westerhall Estate, Dumfriesshire, 1762-1784. University of Guelph
referencedIn Joseph Ralston Hayden Papers, 1854-1975 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. Papers, 1908-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Ontario Agricultural College. Students. Ex-students of the Ontario Agricultural College : 1883. University of Guelph
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1996. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Bandholtz, Harry Hill, 1864-1925. Harry Hill Bandholtz papers, ca. 1890-ca. 1937 [microform]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Malcolm, George A. (George Arthur), 1881-1961. George A. Malcolm papers, ca. 1885-1965. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954, 1904-1934 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Alumni Association (University of Michigan), Individual Photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Crawford, Fred L., 1888-1957. Fred L. Crawford papers, 1925-1953. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Bandholtz, Harry Hill, 1864-1925. Harry H. Bandholtz papers, ca. 1890-ca. 1937. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Robert D. Aldrich Collection, 1783-1983 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Kemp, Edward Gearing, 1887-1962. Edward G. Kemp papers, 1920-1962 and undated. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Charles A. Sink Papers, 1890s-1996 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Harry H. Bandholtz Papers (Microform), ca. 1890-ca. 1937, 1899-1925 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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Puerto Rico.
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Philippines
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Capitols--Michigan--Lansing
Judges
Judges--Philippines
Lawyers
Lawyers--Philippines
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Birth 1881-11-05

Death 1961-05-16

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