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Lawyer

Charles Gershom Fall, American lawyer.

Background

Fall, Charles Gershom was born on June 22, 1845 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Gershom Lord and Rowena (Moody) Fall.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1868, A.M. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard Law School, 1871.

Career

Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1869. Retired from practice, 1894. “Father” of first employers’ liability act in Massachusetts, 1887 (now adopted in all states of the United States and the basis of the workman’s compensation acts).

Also of first board of arbitration in Massachusetts for settlement of strikes and labor disputes, 1885 (system now in force in many states).

Connections

Married Emily Bentham Fabian, February 16, 1887.

father:
Gershom Lord Fall

mother:
Rowena (Moody) Fall

spouse:
Emily Bentham Fabian