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William Granger Hastings, American judge. Member Commision on Uniform State Laws.

Background

Hastings, William Granger was born on April 9, 1853 in Woodstock, Illinois, United States. Son of Carlisle and Hannah (Granger) Hastings.

Education

Graduated from the University of Chicago, 1876. Doctor of Laws, University of Nebraska, 1925.

Career

Went to Nebraska, 1876. Admitted to bar, 1877. Member Nebraska Senate, 1885-1887.

Democratic candidate for Congress, 1st Nebraska District, 1888. Prosecuting attorney, Saline Company, 1889. District judge 7th Judicial District, 1891-1900.

Supreme Court commissioner, 1901-1904. Democratic-Populist candidate for judge Supreme Court, Nebraska, 1904. Dean University of Nebraska Law School (resigned, 1920).

Acting chancellor University of Nebraska, 1918. Judge 4th Judicial District, Omaha, reëlected, 1924, 28, 32, and candidate for reëlection in 1936.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of the Development of Law as Illustrated by the Decisions Upon Police Power (American Philosophical Society $2,000 prize essay). Translator, from the Russian of Korkunov’s General Theory of Law.

Membership

Member Commision on Uniform State Laws.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hackley, October 20, 1880.

father:
Carlisle Hastings

mother:
Hannah (Granger) Hastings

spouse:
Elizabeth Hackley