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Shelden Douglass Elliott, American college professor, lawyer. Decorated Croix de Guerre.


Elliott, Shelden Douglass was born on June 2, 1906 in Hollywood, California, United States. Son of Edwin Windsor and Therissa Irene (Gilbert) Elliott.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1927, law, 1927-1928. Juris Doctor, University of Southern California, 1931, Master of Laws, 1932. Doctor of Laws, Temple University, Willamette University, 1954.


Admitted to California bar, 1931, New York bar, 1957. Served as assistant counsel, California State Legislative Counsel Bureau, 1932-1933. Secretary Committee Bar Examiners, California, 1933-1934.

Assistant professor, director Legal Aid Clinic, University of Southern California, 1934-1937, assistant professor, 1937-1938, associate professor, 1938-1939, professor of law 1939-1952 dean 1947-1952. Professor of law New York University, director Institute Judicial Admnstrn. since 1952, visiting professor law University of Michigan, summer 1948, New York University, fall, 1950, Rutgers University, summer 1953, University of Utah, 1956, Hastings College Law, summer, 1958. Consultant Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, 1960.


  • Other Work

    • Author: California Administrative Law, 1947. Cases and Materials on Legislation (with Nutting), 1950. Improving Our Courts, 1959.

      Cases and Materials on Pleading and Procedure (with Karlen), 1961. Also articles legal journals.


Member advising committee Federal Civil Rules. Member Regional Loyal Board, United States Civil Service Commission. Member California State Constitutional Revision Committee, 1948.

Member of the board of directors National Legal Aid Society. Served as captain lieutenant colonel, headquarters 7th United States Army, 103d Infantry Division, 1943-1946. Member American, New York State, California State and Los Angeles bar associations, American Arbitration Association (member labor panel), National Academy Arbitrators, Association American Law Schools (president 1954), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Hilda Elizabeth Johnston, December 29, 1929. Children: Shelden Douglass, Mary Therissa.

Edwin Windsor Elliott

Therissa Irene (Gilbert) Elliott

Hilda Elizabeth Johnston

Shelden Douglass Elliott

Mary Therissa Elliott