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educator , Lawyer

Gertrude Catherine Kerr Leighton, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York 1947. Fund Advancement Education fellow, 1953-1954, Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1957-1958. Member of American Bar Association, American Society International Law.


Leighton, Gertrude Catherine Kerr was born on December 9, 1914 in Belfast, Ireland. Arrived in United States, 1915, naturalized, 1918. Daughter of Archibald O. and Gertrude (Hamilton) Leighton.


AB, Bryn Mawr College, 1938. Bachelor of Laws, Bryn Mawr College. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1945.

Postgraduate in Law, Yale University, 1948.


Lecturer Barnard College, New York City, 1940—1942. With Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 1945—1947. Research assistant Yale University, 1947—1948, visiting lecturer law, 1949—1950.

Assistant professor political science Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, 1950—1955, associate professor, 1955—1964, professor, 1964—1982, emeritus professor, 1982, visiting McBride professor, 1982—1985, chairman department, 1963—1965, 1968—1971, secretary faculty, 1975—1982. Lecturer law University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1959—1961. Visiting associate research professor law and psychiatry, 1961—1965.


  • Bar: New York 1947.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of American Bar Association, American Society International Law.


Archibald O. Leighton

Gertrude (Hamilton) Leighton