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Charles Hemphill Mclaughlin


Charles Hemphill Mclaughlin, American educator. Recipient Regents award University of Minnesota, 1976.


Mclaughlin, Charles Hemphill was born on October 17, 1908 in Little Rock. Son of William Wilson and Harriet Gertrude (Ritchie) Mclaughlin.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Denver, 1929, Master of Arts, 1934. Student Westminster Law School, Denver, 1931-1932. Juris Doctor, Harvard, 1935.

Student Graduate School, Columbia, 1939-1940, 46.


Admitted to Colorado bar, 1935. From instructor to associate professor University of Minnesota, 1936-1956, professor department political science, 1956-1983, department chairman, 1961-1966, director Center International Relations and Area Studies, 1948-1965. Lecturer public law Columbia, 1946.

Visiting associate professor political science University of California at Berkeley, 1955-1956. Visiting professor political science U. Hawaii, 1966-1967. Research director Minnesota Committee against Bricker Amendment, 1953-1955.

Radio commentator Minneapolis Foreign Policy Association, 1954-1955. Regional director legal research Attorney General’s Survey of Release Procedures, 1936-1937.


  • Author: (with Robert J. Devenish) Historical and Genealogical Records of the Devenish Families, 1948. (with Lennox A. Mills) World Politics in Transition, 1956. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served from Second lieutenant to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American Association United Nations (director Minnesota 1948-1968, vice president 1950-1955, chairman constitutional committee 1954, chairman policy committee 1955-1966), International Law Association, American Bar Association, Minnesota Atlantic Union, American Society International Law, American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association.


Married Mary Smilanich, September 22, 1939. Children: Mary Deborah (Mistress.

William Wilson Mclaughlin

Harriet Gertrude (Ritchie) Mclaughlin

Mary Smilanich

Mary Deborah (Mrs Mclaughlin