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George Lee Haskins, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Massachusetts 1943, Interstate Commerce Commission 1951, Pennsylvania 1952, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1952, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1953, Maine 1968, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1969.


Haskins, George Lee was born on February 13, 1915 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles Homer and Clare (Allen) Haskins.


Classical diploma, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1931. AB summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1935. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1942.

Master of Arts (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1971.


Junior fellow Society of Fellows, Harvard University, 1936-1942, lecturer department sociology, 1937-1938. Lowell lecturer Boston, 1938. Associate Herrick, Smith, Donald & Farley, 1942.

With office of special assistant to secretary of state, 1946. Assistant professor law University Pennsylvania, 1946-1948, associate professor, 1948-1949, professor, 1949-1985, Algernon Sydney Biddle professor, 1974-1985, Algernon Sydney Biddle professor emeritus, from 1985, member faculty arts and science, 1976-1985. Private practice Pennsylvania, 1986-1991.

Of counsel Curtis, Thaxter et al, Portland, Maine, from 1988. Republican United States delegate to United Nations conference, San Francisco, 1945. Special attorney legal department Pennsylvania R.R., 1951-1954, consultant counsel, 1954-1970.

Appointed by President Eisenhower to permanent committee on Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, 1956. Director, vice president Pennsylvania Mutual Fund, New York City, 1961-1968. Assistant reporter for Supreme and Superior Courts Pennsylvania, 1970-1972.

University seminar associate Columbia, 1971-1973, from 77. Supreme Court of the United States Court History Society lecturer, 1981. Visiting professor law Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, 1987.

Hostetler, Baker and Hostetler professor law Cleveland State University, 1990. Lecturer continuing legal education program Cleveland Bar Association, 1991. Permanent member Judicial Conference United States 3rd Circuit.

Vice-chairman committee on legal history fellowships American Bar Foundation, 1978-1983. Member national advisory committee United States Constitution, New York Public Library., 1985-1987. Annual Baker-Hostetler lecturer, Cleveland Bar, 1991.


  • Bar: Massachusetts 1943, Interstate Commerce Commission 1951, Pennsylvania 1952, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1952, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1953, Maine 1968, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1969.



Member Hancock (Maine) 1976 Bicentennial Commission, 1978, Sesquicentennial History Commission, International Commission for History of Republican Institutions. Member humanities council Station WHYY-television, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Delaware, from 1976. With CAC Army of the United States, 1942-1943.

From 1st lieutenant to captain War Department General Staff, 1943-1946. From 1st lieutenant to captain General Staff Corps, 1945. Major Reserve, 1946-1954.

Fellow Royal History Society, American Society for Legal History (honorary), Medieval Academy Ireland (honorary). Member American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, Hancock County Bar Association, Swedish Colonial Society, American Judicature Society, American Arbitration Association (national panel arbitrators since 1968), C.H. Haskins Society Anglo-Norman Studies (honorary), Society Internationale pour l'Histoire du Droit (board directors from 1975), American Society for Legal History (president 1970-1974, board directors 1977-1980), American Antiquarian Society, International Law Society, Society Colonial Wars, American Academy Political Science, American History Association, American Law Institute (honorary life member), Association Interstate Commerce Commission Practitioners, Juristic Society, British Records Association, Mediaeval Academy American (council 1958-1960), Society Comparative Legislation, Colonial Society Massachusetts, Massachusetts History Society (correspondent member), Maine History Society, Virginia History Society, Colonial Society Pennsylvania (governor's council 1977), Selden Society (honorary life member, correspondent secretary Pennsylvania), American Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society Pennsylvania, Institute Early American History and Culture (council, editorial board), Society Jean Bodin Pour l'Histoire Comparative des Institutions, Society Internationale pour l'Etude de Philosophie Mediévale (membre titulaire), Académie d'Histoire Européenne (honorary correspondent), S.R., Mayflower Descendants, Boston Athenaeum, Library. Company Philadelphia, United States Court Tennis Association, American Society Ancient Instruments, American Society 18th Century Studies, International Society St. Thomas Aquinas, Military Order Foreign Wars United States (companion), Society War 1812, New.

England Land Title Association, Hancock History Society (board directors 1979-1980), Century Association, Renaissance Society of America, Asociata de Istorie Comparativa a Institui et Dreptulii (board directors), Order of Coif (award for scholarly writing Pennsylvania chapter 1982), Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Somerset (Boston). Legal, Racquet, Harvard (Philadelphia).

Metropolitan (Washington). British Schools and Universities, Pilgrims of the United States, Century Association (New York City). Royal Automobile, Athenaeum (London).


Married Anstiss Crowninshield Boyden, July 15, 1944 (deceased 1978). Married Gertrude Eleanor Lounder, October 23, 1988.

Charles Homer Haskins

Clare (Allen) Haskins

Anstiss Crowninshield Boyden

Gertrude Eleanor Lounder