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Joseph Walter Bingham

lawyer , publicist

Joseph Walter Bingham, American lawyer, publicist.


Bingham, Joseph Walter was born on December 5, 1878 in in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Joseph West and Achsah Dollie (Brough) Bingham.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1902, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1904.


1 son, Rodman. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1904. Practiced at Chicago, 1904-1905. Acting assistant professor of law, Cornell Univercity, 1905-1907.

Same, Stanford University, 1907-1908, assistant professor, 1908-1909, associate professor, 1909-1912, professor, 1912-1944, professor of law emeritus since 1944. Visiting professor of law, Columbia, 1926-1927. Acting professor of law, summers, University of Chicago, 1916, University of Michigan, 1923, University of California, 1925, University of Wisconsin, 1927.

Assistant director Bureau War Trade Intelligence, War Trade Board, 1918.


  • Author: Cases on Law of Water Rights, 1916. Draft Treaty on Piracy and Comment (Harvard Research in International Law). Report on the International Law of Pacific Coastal Fisheries.

    Costigan’s Cases on Wills, 3d edit. Also articles, reports, editorials and other writings in legal and other periodicals.


Member American Bar Association, American Law Institute, American Academy Political and Social Science, American Academy Political Science, American Judicature Society Inter-American, Federal bar associations, Institute World Policy, National Planning Association, American Association University Professors, National Geography Association, American Civil Liberties Union, Phi Gamma Delta, Delta Chi, Phi Alpha Delta, Order of Coif. Clubs: Commonwealth of California, Sierra. Olympic (San Francisco, California).


Married Florence M. Cornell, June 24, 1907.

Joseph West Bingham

Achsah Dollie (Brough) Bingham

Florence M. Cornell