Edmund Morris Morgan papers
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The Papers relate to Professor Morgan's work as the chief reporter for the American Law Institute's Model Code of Evidence, mainly during the 1937-1942 period, to his contributions as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (1936-1937), and to his service as Chairman of the War Shipping Panel of the National War Labor Board (1943-1945). Also included are teaching notes and other Harvard miscellany, a small group of correspondence, and seven bound volumes of items which Professor Morgan collected while serving as Chairman of the Committee charged with drafting the Uniform Code of Military Justice (1948-1949).
Among Professor Morgan's correspondence were: Charles E. Clark, Felix Frankfurter, Augustus Noble Hand, Learned Hand, William Draper Lewis, John M. Maguire, Harlan Fiske Stone, John H. Wigmore, and John N. Woolsey.
Another group of papers of Professor Morgan was left by him with the Vanderbilt University Law School Library. This material consists mainly of correspondence and lecture notes.
- November 11, 1878 b. Mineral Ridge, O.; s. Edmund Morris and Sarah M. (Davis) M.
- 1902 A.B., Harvard
- 1903 A.M., Harvard
- 1905 LL.B., Harvard
- 1919 A.M., Yale
- April 26, 1911 m. Elsie Sears Smith; children: Roberta Mary, Edmund Sears
- 1905 Began practice at Duluth
- 1907-1912 Member Wilson & Morgan
- 1912-1917 Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
- 1917-1925 Professor of Law, Yale
- 1925-1950 Professor of Law, Harvard
- 1936-1937, 1942-1945 Acting dean, Harvard School of Law
- 1938-1950 Royall Professor
- 1950-???? Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University
- n.d. Chairman, Office Secretary of Defense, Committee to draft uniform military justice code.
- 1908-1910 Assistant city attorney and acting city attorney, Duluth
- 1912-1913 Special Counsel, Duluth Charter Commission
- 1913 Appointed city attorney, Duluth, but declined to qualify
- September 1917 Commanding major, judge advocate
- July 1918 Lt. col., judge advocate
- September, 1917 - June, 1919 Assistant to the judge advocate general, U.S. Army, Washington
- January 1966 Died.
- Introduction to Study of Law, 1924, 1948
- Cases on Common Law Pleading, (Whittier and Morgan), 1917
- Cases on Evidence (Morgan and Maguire), 1934, 1942
- The Legacy of Sacco and Vanzetti (with G.L. Joughin), 1948
- Some Problems of Proof under Anglo-American System, 1956
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- Morgan, Edmund Morris. Papers, 1925-1949: Finding Aid.
- Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
- EAD ID
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