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Walter Barton Leach

Walter Barton Leach, American educator. award, 1949, Meritorious Civilian Service award, 1966. member editorial board, Law Book Department, Little Brown & Company, from 1938; Served as private infantry, United States Army, 1918; Member American, Massachusetts bar associations, Pi Eta Society, Lincoln’s Inn Society, Universalist.

Background

  • Leach, Walter Barton was born on January 6, 1900 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Walter Barton and Grace Winifred (Wise) Leach.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Harvard University, 1921. Graduate student Universite de Grenoble, summer 1920. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University Law School, 1924.

    Career

    • ; 1 son, David; married 3d, Blanche C. Bartlett, January 3, 1964. Secretary to Jus. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1924-1925. Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1925, and engaged in general practice of law at Boston, associate with firm Warner, Stackpole & Bradlee, 1925-1930.

      Instructor law, Harvard University Law School, 1929, assistant professor of law, 1930, professor of law, 1931-1969. Professor Harvard graduate school public administration, 1954. Visiting professor University of Oxford, 1952.

      Member editorial board, Law Book Department, Little Brown & Company, from 1938. Conservation to United States Air Force, from 1947.

    Works

    • Author of: Cases on Future Interests, 1935. Cases on Massachusetts Law of Evidence, 1935. Cases on Wills, 1939, revised edition, 1960.

      Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence, 1940, fourth edition (with Paul J. Liacos), 1968. Cases and Text on Property (with A. James Casner), 2d edition., 1969. The Rule Against Perpetuities (England, with J. H. C. Morris), 1955.

      The Rule Against Perpetuities (United States, with Owen Tudor), 1957. (with J.K. Logan
    • Cases and Text on Future Interests and Estate Planning, 1961. Property Law Indicated, published, 1967.

      Also author articles in legal and other periodicals. Co-author of America Law of Property, 1952.

    Membership

    Member editorial board, Law Book Department, Little Brown & Company, from 1938. Served as private infantry, United States Army, 1918. Member American, Massachusetts bar associations, Pi Eta Society, Lincoln’s Inn Society, Universalist.

    Clubs: Harvard, Weston Golf (Boston, Massachusetts).

    Connections

    • Married Florence T. Malcolm, June 14, 1924 (divorced 1941).; married second, Jane Mcllwraith, March 10, 1944 (deceased.; married 3d, Blanche C. Bartlett, January 3, 1964.

      Children: Barbara, Richard Malcolm.
    • father: Walter Barton Leach
    • mother: Grace Winifred (Wise) Leach
    • spouses: Florence T. Malcolm
    • Jane Mcllwraith
    • Blanche C. Bartlett
    • children: Barbara Leach
    • Richard Malcolm Leach
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    Died December 15, 1971
    (aged 71)
    Nationality

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