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Nikolai Stepanovich Tagantsev

lawyer , senator

Nikolai Tagantsev, USSR Lawyer, senator.

Background

Tagantsev, Nikolai was born on February 19, 1843 in Penza.

Education

Graduated from Petersburg University in law, 1867.

Career

Professor there, 1870. Member of the Senate. Foremost authority on criminal law before the revolution.

Formulated the Criminal Code and compiled commentaries to it. Lifelong fighter against capital punishment. Editor of the prestigious legal magazine Zhurnal Grazhdanskogo i Ugolovnago Prava.