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Moorfield Storey, American lawyer. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Storey, Moorfield was born on March 19, 1845 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles William and Elizabeth Eaton (Moorfield) Storey.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1866, A.M., 1869. Harvard Law School, 1866-1867.


Admitted to bar, 1869, and in practice at Boston, since 1869. Senior member Storey, Thorndike, Palmer & Dodge. Private secretary to Charles Sumner, 1867-1869.

Editor American Law Review, 1873-1879. Overseer Harvard College, 1877-1888 and 1892-1910. President American Bar Association, 1896.

President Massachusetts Reform Club, 1898-1901. Vice president National Civ. Service Reform League.

President Massachusetts Civil Service Reform Association. President Anti-Imperialist League from 1905. President Bar Association of the City of Boston, 1909-1913.

President Massachusetts Bar Association, 1913-1914. President National Association for Advancement of Colored People, since 1910. Honorary president Indian Rights Association.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Life of Charles Sumner (Statesman series), 1900. Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, a Memoir (with E. W. Emerson), 1911. The Reform of Legal Procedure (Storr’s lectures at Yale Law School), 1911.

      Problems of To-Day (Godkin lectures at Harvard College, 1920). Pamphlets

    • Politics as a Duty and as a Career, 1889. What Shall We Do with Our Dependencies?, 1903.

      The Democratic Party and Philippine Independence, 1915. The Negro Question, 1918. Also various other pamphlets, addresses and articles.


Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Married Gertrude Cutts, January 6, 1870.

Charles William Storey

Elizabeth Eaton (Moorfield) Storey

Gertrude Cutts