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Francis Hilliard, American lawyer. member class of 1823, Harvard (received degree, 1842), attended Harvard Law Sch.

Background

Hilliard, Francis was born on November 1, 1806 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William and Sarah (Lovering) Hilliard.

Education

Member class of 1823, Harvard (received degree, 1842), attended Harvard Law School, 1826.

Career

Admitted to bar, Massachusetts, 1830. Practiced law, Boston, later, Roxbury, Massachusetts. 1st judge Roxbury Police Court, 1855-1878.

Wrote various legal treatises. One of 1st writers to supply texts of America decisions. Author: Elements of Law, 1835.

The Law of Mortgages, 1853. Law of Torts (started new trends in legal thought), 1859, The Law of Remedies for Torts, 1867. American Law: A Comprehensive Summary of the Law in its Various Departments, 2 vols., 1877-1878.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Elements of Law, 1835. The Law of Mortgages, 1853. Law of Torts (started new trends in legal thought), 1859, The Law of Remedies for Torts, 1867.

      American Law: A Comprehensive Summary of the Law in its Various Departments, 2 vols., 1877-1878.

Membership

Member class of 1823, Harvard (received degree, 1842), attended Harvard Law Sch.

Connections

Married Catherine Dexter Haven.

father:
William Hilliard

mother:
Sarah (Lovering) Hilliard

spouse:
Catherine Dexter Haven.