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William Taylor Muse, American college dean, lawyer.


Muse, William Taylor was born on November 27, 1906 in Gloucester Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Peachy Elbert and Annie Valentine (Haywood) Muse.


Bachelor of Arts, University Richmond, 1928, Bachelor of Laws, 1930. Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, Harvard, 1934.


1 son, William Wayne. Admitted to Virginia bar, 1929. Partner Patteson & Muse, Richmond, 1930-1931, associate Shewmake & Gary, 1931-1933, associate professor of University Richmond from 1931, professor of law from 1932, dean law school from 1947.

Visiting professor law school University of Virginia, 1945-1946. Research fellow law school Harvard, 1933-1934, 40-41. Vice president Richmond chapter American Red Cross.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Virginia Annotations to the Restatement of Torts, 1944. Editor Annual Reports, Virginia State Bar Association, 1941-1960.


Member of the board of trustees So Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville. Director Camp Service, American Red Cross, European Theatre of Operations, World World War World War II President, Chairman of the Board U. Richmond Publs., Inc. Member American, Va (past president), City of Richmond bar associations, American Law Institute, Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Theta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Delta Epsilon, Tau Kappa Alpha.

Mason (Shriner).


Married Alice Harper, November 15, 1941.

Peachy Elbert Muse

Annie Valentine (Haywood) Muse

Alice Harper