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Gerald Oscar Dykstra

Gerald Oscar Dykstra, American educator, lawyer, author. Recipient Distinguished Teaching award University of Michigan Graduate School Business Administration, 1968. Member American Business Law Association (president, 1947-1948), Ohio, Michigan bar associations, Rotary international, Delta Sigma Rho, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

  • Dykstra, Gerald Oscar was born on May 13, 1906 in Allegan, Michigan, United States. Son of Garrit and Martha Clara (Knuth) Dykstra.

  • Education

    • Student Albion College, 1925-1926. Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1927, Juris Doctor, 1930, Master of Business Administration cum laude, 1936.

    Career

    • Admitted to Ohio bar, 1930. Partner Shaver & Dykstra, Cleveland, 1930-1935. Instructor business law College Commerce, Ohio U., 1936-1938, assistant professor, 1938-1941, associate professor, 1941-1943, professor, 1943-1950.

      Professor business law Graduate School Business Administration University of Michigan, from 1950, School Banking, from 1952.

    Works

    • Author (with Lillian Green Dykstra): Selected Cases on Government and Business, 2d edition., 1948. Text on Government and Business, 1939. Business Law of Aviation, 1946.

      Business Law, Text and Cases, 3d edit., 1969. Business Law of Real Estate, 1956. Contributor to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member American Business Law Association (president, 1947-1948), Ohio, Michigan bar associations, Rotary international, Delta Sigma Rho, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Lillian May Green, September 4, 1935.
    • father: Garrit Dykstra
    • mother: Martha Clara (Knuth) Dykstra
    • spouse: Lillian May Green
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    Born March 13, 1906
    Died April 24, 1970
    (aged 64)
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