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John Hart Ely, American lawyer, former university dean. Bar: District of Columbia 1965, California 1967. Served with United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969. Fellow Woodrow WIlson International Center scholars (1978-1979), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations.

Background

Ely, John Hart was born on December 3, 1938 in New York City. Son of John H. and Martha Foster (Coyle) Ely.

Education

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1960;Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Yale University, 1963;Master of Arts (honorary), Yale University, 1971;Master of Arts (honorary), Harvard University, 1973;Doctor of Laws, U. San Diego, 1988;Doctor of Laws, Illinois Institute Technology, 1991.

Career

Attorney, Warren Commission, 1964;law clerk to, Chief Justice Warren, 1964-1965;Fulbright scholar, London School Economics, 1965-1966;attorney, Defenders, Inc., San Diego, 1966-1968;associate professor, then professor of law, Yale University Law School, 1968-1973;professor, Harvard University Law School, 1973-1982;Ralph S. Tyler, Junior professor constitutional law, Harvard University Law School, 1981-1982;Richard E. Lang professor of law, Stanford University Law School, California, 1982-1987;dean, Stanford University Law School, California, 1982-1987;Robert E. Paradise professor, Stanford (California) U. Law School, 1987-1996;Richard A. Hausler professor, U. Miami (Florida) Law School, since 1996. General counsel unites states department Transportation, 1975-1976.

Membership

Served with United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969. Fellow Woodrow WIlson International Center scholars (1978-1979), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations.

Connections

Children: John Duff, Robert Allan Duff, married Gisela Cardonne, 2002.