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Walter V. Schaefer Edit Profile

educator , jurist

Walter V. Schaefer, American lawyer, judge. Bar: Illinois 1928. Member American Bar Association (Gold medal 1969), Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Law Institute (council), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Legal Club (president 1948-1949), University Club.

Background

Schaefer, Walter V. was born on December 10, 1904 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Elmer Philip and Margaret (O'Malley) Schaefer.

Education

PHB, University Chicago, 1926. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1928. Doctor of Laws, University Chicago, 1959.

Doctor of Laws, John Marshall Law School, 1950. Doctor of Laws, Northwestern University, 1954. Doctor of Laws, Lake Forest College, 1955.

Doctor of Laws, Notre Dame University, 1972. Doctor of Laws, DePaul University, 1975.

Career

Private and government law practice, 1929-1940;professor of law, Northwestern University, 1940-1951;referee in bankruptcy, United States District Court, 1942-1943;justice, Illinois Supreme Court, 1951-1976;member firm, Rothschild, Barry & Myers, from 1976;lecturer, Northwestern University, from 1976. E. Freund lecturer University of Chicago, 1956. Holmes lecturer Harvard, 1960.

Rosenthal lecturer Northwestern University, 1966. Cardozo lecturer New York, 1967.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1928.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: Illinois Civil Practice Act, Annotated, 1934.

Membership

Member American Bar Association (Gold medal 1969), Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Law Institute (council), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Legal Club (president 1948-1949), University Club.

Connections

Married Marguerite Moreland Goff, June 3, 1940. Children: James M. Goff, Barlow Goff (stepsons), Nancy, Walter V. Junior.

father:
Elmer Philip Schaefer

mother:
Margaret (O'Malley) Schaefer

spouse:
Marguerite Moreland Goff

child:
James M. Goff Schaefer

child:
Barlow Goff Schaefer (stepsons)

child:
Nancy Schaefer

child:
Walter V. Junior Schaefer