Charles Willis Needham, American educator, lawyer. Member American Bar Association, American Institute Law, American Economics Association.
Needham, Charles Willis was born on September 30, 1848 in Castile, New York, United States. Son of Charles Rollin Needham.
Educated Castile, New York. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1869. Doctor of Laws, University of Rochester, 1901, Georgetown College, Kentucky, 1901.
Practiced law at Chicago, 1874-1890, Washington, 1890-1897. Professor of law, Columbian (later George Washington University, 1897, organized and elected dean School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy, 1898, president, 1902-1910 (resigned). With approval of trustees applied for amendment by Congress to the University Charter, enlarging its powers, making it non-sectarian, and changing name to George Washington University.
Served as general solicitor Interstate Commerce Commission Lecturer upon legal ethics, constitutional law, interstate commerce law, Washington College of Law and American University to 1928. Delaware Congrès International de Droit Compare, 1900, Congrès International des Chemins de Fer, Congrès International d’Assistance Publique et de Bienfaisance Privee, Paris. Speaker upon jurisprudence, Congress of Arts and Sciences, St. Louis Exposition, 1904, and upon Free School Day, Jamestown Exposition, 1907.
Member American Bar Association, American Institute Law, American Economics Association. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).
Married Caroline M. Beach, November 2, 1870 (died 1912).