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...Davies, John John Davies was born in Tisbury, Wiltshire and baptized on 16 April 1569. He died in London on 8 December 1626. He was educated at Winchester College and at Queen’s College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1585. He may also...
...The erudite judge Jérôme Bignon was born in Paris in 1590 and died there in 1656. The son of a lawyer in Parliament, he was educated in literature and sciences by his father and his tutor Rolland. He was a precocious child: at the age...
...Verner, David David Verner studied philosophy at Glasgow (MA, 1713) under Gershom Carmichael Carmichael, Gershom before going on to read law. He was one of a new generation of Whig Presbyterians appointed to Marischal College, Aberdeen...
...William Smith was a learned lawyer, supporter of higher education in colonial America, and a founding member of the New York Society Library.Born on October 8, 1697, at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire, England, Smith immigrated to New...
...An instigator of the American Revolution, Oxenbridge Thacher was a lawyer and Whig politician. He is best known for defending individual rights, and for opposing the taxes that Great Britain imposed on its North American colonies to pay...
...A respected Hamilton, Andrew Chew, Samuel Chew, Benjamin Chew, Ann Galloway legal practitioner and jurist, Benjamin Chew's arguments and judicial opinions became models for other lawyers and judges. His knowledge of statutory...
...Schroeder, Ludwig Conrad Born in Marburg on 8 October 1724, in the second son of a famous German orientalist, Ludwig Conrad Schroeder read law in his home town. After visits to the universities at Jena, Leipzig, Halle and Göttingen he...
...Born in Somerset County, Maryland, Samuel Chase was educated in the classics before studying law in Annapolis. He was admitted to the bar in 1761 and was a member of the Maryland legislature from 1764 until 1788. A signer of the Declaration...
...Reeve, Tapping Tapping Reeve, federalist lawyer and Connecticut State Supreme Court justice, is largely remembered for opening America's first law school, the Litchfield Law School in Connecticut. His case Brom & Bett v. J. Ashley, one...
...Vincent, François-André Murder of Jane McCrea, The Stuart, Gilbert Robertson, Archibald Lubin, David Hamilton, Alexander (c. 1755-1804) Burr, Aaron Peter Van Schaack's relevance for the American Enlightenment lay in his encounters...