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Lawyer

Mark De Wolfe Howe, American lawyer. Awarded Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal. Served as major, Army of the United States, 1943, discharge colonel, 1945.; Member Massachusetts History Society, Colonial Society, Selden Society (vice president United States of America), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Howe, Mark De Wolfe was born on May 22, 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Mark Antony De Wolfe and Fanny Huntington (Quincy) Howe.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, 1933.

Career

Secretary to Justice O. W. Holmes, 1933-1934. Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1933, practiced in Boston with Hill, Barlow, Goodale & Wiswall, 1933-1937. Professor of law U. Buffalo School Law, 1937-1945, dean, 1941-1945.

Professor of law Harvard, since 1945.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Holmes Pollock Letters (correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Sir Frederick Pollock, 1874-1932), 2 vols., 1941. Touched with Fire (Civil War Letters of O. W. Holmes Junior), 1946.

      Readings in American Legal History, 1949. Holmes-Laski Letters, 1916-1935, 2 vols. 1953

    • Holmes: The Common Law, 1963.

      Author: Mr. Justice Holmes: The Shaping Years, 1841-1870, 1957. Justice Holmes: The Proving Years, 1870-1882, 1963. Contributor legal journals.

Membership

Served as major, Army of the United States, 1943, discharge colonel, 1945. Member Massachusetts History Society, Colonial Society, Selden Society (vice president United States of America), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Mary Manning, February 19, 1935. Children: Susan, Fanny, Helen.

father:
Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe

mother:
Fanny Huntington (Quincy) Howe

spouse:
Mary Manning

children:
Susan Howe

Fanny Howe

Helen Howe