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John Hart Ely

John Hart Ely, American lawyer, former university dean. Bar: District of Columbia 1965, California 1967. Served with United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969. Fellow Woodrow WIlson International Center scholars (1978-1979), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations.

Background

  • Ely, John Hart was born on December 3, 1938 in New York City. Son of John H. and Martha Foster (Coyle) Ely.

  • Education

    • AB summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1960. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Yale University, 1963. Master of Arts (honorary), Yale University, 1971.

      Master of Arts (honorary), Harvard University, 1973. Doctor of Laws, University San Diego, 1988. Doctor of Laws, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1991.

    Career

    • Attorney Warren Commission, 1964. Law clerk to Chief Justice Warren, 1964-1965. Fulbright scholar London School of Economics, 1965-1966.

      Attorney Defenders, Inc., San Diego, 1966-1968. Associate professor, then professor law Yale University Law School, 1968-1973. Professor Harvard University Law School, 1973-1982, Ralph S. Tyler, Junior professor constitutional law, 1981-1982.

      Richard E. Lang professor law Stanford University Law School, California, 1982-1987, dean, 1982-1987. Robert E. Paradise professor Stanford (California) University Law School, 1987-1996. Richard A. Hausler professor University Miami (Florida) Law School, 1996—2003.

      General counsel United States Department Transportation, 1975-1976.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1965, California 1967.

    Works

    • War and Responsibility
    • Twenty years after the signing of the Paris Accords, the constitutional ambiguities of American involvement in the Vietnam War remain unresolved.
    • On Constitutional Ground
    • John Hart Ely is a leading contemporary writer on political theory from the standpoint of American constitutional law.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969. Fellow Woodrow WIlson International Center scholars (1978-1979), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations.

    Connections

    • Children: John Duff, Robert Allan Duff, married Gisela Cardonne, 2002.
    • father: John H. Ely
    • mother: Martha Foster (Coyle) Ely
    • spouse: Gisela Cardonne
    • children: John Duff Ely
    • Robert Allan Duff Ely
    • married Gisela Cardonne Ely
    • 2002 Ely
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    Born December 3, 1938
    Died October 25, 2003
    (aged 64)
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