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Melville Madison Bigelow, American lawyer, author. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Bigelow, Melville Madison was born on August 2, 1846 in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of William Enos and Daphna Florence (Madison) Bigelow.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1866. Bachelor of Laws, 1868, A.M., 1871. A.M., Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard, 1879.

(Doctor of Laws, Northwestern University, 1896, Doctor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1912).


Of Michigan, and in Northwestern University Law School. Professor in and some time dean of Boston University Law School.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Law of Estoppel, 1872, sixth edition, 1913. Leading Cases in the Law of Torts, 1875. The Law of Torts, 8th edit., 1907, 3d English edit., University of Cambridge, 1908.

      Placita Anglo-Normannica, 1879. History of English Procedure, 1880. The Law of Fraudulent Conveyances, 2d edition., 1911.

      The Law of Bills, Notes and Cheques, 2d edition., 1900. The Law of Wills, 1898. Joint Author: Centralization and the Law, 1906.

      A False Equation—The Problem of the Great Trust, 1911.


Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Married Alice Bradford Woodman, November 10, 1898.

William Enos Bigelow

Daphna Florence (Madison) Bigelow

Alice Bradford Woodman