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William Tucker Dean, American legal educator. Bar: District of Columbia Bar 1940, New York bar 1949, also Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1949.


Dean, William Tucker was born on August 31, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Tucker and Martha (Boldt) Dean.


AB, Harvard, 1937; Master of Business Administration, Harvard, 1947. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1940.


Attorney bituminous coal division Department Interior, 1940-1941. Legal adviser fuel section OPA, 1941-1942. Attorney anti-trust division Department Justice, 1943.

Assistant professor law University Kansas Law School, 1946-1947. Assistant, then associate professor law New York University Law School, 1947-1953. Associate, then professor law Cornell University, 1953-1986, professor emeritus, since 1986.

General counsel, director Geotechnics and Resources, Inc., 1959-1963. Associate director research New York State Law Revision Commission, 1963-1966.


  • Bar: District of Columbia Bar 1940, New York bar 1949, also Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1949.


Justice Village of Cayuga Heights, New York, since 1962. Co-chairman New York State Citizens Committee for Liquor Law Revision, 1964, Democratic candidate for Supreme Court from 6th Judicial District, 1982. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Member American Bar Association (associate editor real property, probate and trust law journal. 1979-1986, media/books program of real property and trust law section since 1986), Tompkins County Magistrates' Association (president 1969), New York State Bar Association, International Academy Estate and Trust Law, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Ann Coulson, May 15, 1943. Children: Jonathan, Robert Coulson, Tobias, Sheila.

William Tucker Dean

Martha (Boldt) Dean

Ann Coulson

Jonathan Dean

Robert Coulson Dean

Tobias Dean

Sheila Dean