Alfred William Meyer


Alfred William Meyer



Alfred William Meyer was born on November 19, 1927 in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was raised on the campus of Valparaiso University where he father was a legendary faculty member and chair of the Geography Department. After graduating from high school in 1944, Meyer served in the Navy. After the war he returned to Valparaiso and received his undergraduate degree from VU followed in 1950 by his J.D. degree from the VU Law School. He received an LL.M. degree from Harvard in 1951 and was a Cardozo fellow at the Columbia University School of Law. During the Korean War, Meyer served stateside in the Army as a Judge Advocate General.

Meyer joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Law in 1956. He remained in Bloomington until 1963 when he returned to his beloved Valparaiso University to join the faculty of the Law School. He remained at VU until his retirement in 1994, serving as Dean multiple times. Upon his retirement, Indiana Governor Evan Bayh presented Meyer with the state’s highest individual honor naming him a Sagamore of the Wabash. Alfred Meyer died on January 28th, 2007.


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