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John Philip Dawson, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Michigan 1924. Corresponding fellow British Academy; member American Association Arts and Sciences, Phi Delta Phi, Order of the Coif (president 1956-1958).

Background

Dawson, John Philip was born on July 24, 1902 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of John Philip and Cecile (Frumveller) Dawson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1922. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1924. Doctor of Laws, University Michigan, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1930. Doctor of Laws, University Edinburgh. Doctor of Laws, University Chicago, 1972.

Doctor of Laws, University Frankfurt, 1977. Doctor of Laws, University Boston, 1978.

Career

Assistant professor of law, University of Michigan, 1927-1930;associate professor, University of Michigan, 1930-1936;professor, University of Michigan, 1936-1957;professor, Harvard University Law School, 1956-1973;professor, Boston University Law School, 1973-1981. Visiting professor law University of Chicago, 1955, U. Colorado, 1981. Storrs lecturer Yale University Law School, 1978.

Chief counsel rent section Office Public Affairs, 1942-1943. Chief Middle East division Foreign Economics Administration, 1943-1945, special representative Middle East area, 1945-1946. Director Foreign Trade Administration, Greek Government, 1947-1948.

Democratic candidate for Congress, 2d District Michigan, 1950, 52. Secretary-treasurer Association American Law Schools, 1947.

Achievements

  • Bar: Michigan 1924.

Works

Membership

Corresponding fellow British Academy. Member American Association Arts and Sciences, Phi Delta Phi, Order of the Coif (president 1956-1958).

Connections

Married Emma Van Nostrand McDonald, August 20, 1927. Children: John Philip, David Michael, Peter McDonald.

father:
John Philip Dawson

mother:
Cecile (Frumveller) Dawson

spouse:
Emma Van Nostrand McDonald

child:
John Philip Dawson

child:
David Michael Dawson

child:
Peter McDonald Dawson