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Samuel Moodie Hesson

Samuel Moodie Hesson, American legal educator. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Hesson, Samuel Moodie was born on October 2, 1906 in Watervliet, New York, United States. Son of Neil and Elizabeth (Moodie) Hesson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Union College, Schenectady, 1927, Doctor of Laws, 1965. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1931. Master of Laws, Columbia, 1939.


    • 1 daughter, Milda E. (Mistress Nelson Enos). Admitted to New York bar, 1931. Practice in Schenectady, 1931-1935.

      Professor of law Albany Law School, 1935-1964, dean, 1964. Consultant New York State Judicial Council, 1940-1955, New York State Law Revision Commission, 1940. Vice-president, director Schenectady Savings and Loan Association Delaware New York Constitutional Convention, 1967.


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Dorothy Miller Betts, January 25, 1933.
    • father: Neil Hesson
    • mother: Elizabeth (Moodie) Hesson
    • spouse: Dorothy Miller Betts
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    Died March 19, 1975
    (aged 68)