Paul Lombard Sayre


Paul Lombard Sayre



Paul Lombard Sayre was born on July 26, 1894 in Hinsdale, Illinois. He attended University High School in Chicago and the Teacher School in Ojai, California. He earned his A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1916, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1920. Upon his graduation from Chicago, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Illinois from 1920 to 1924. He earned his S.J.D. at Harvard in 1925 and the same year he joined the faculty at the Indiana University School of Law. He was on the Indiana Law faculty until 1930 when he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law. Professor Sayre spent the rest of his career in Iowa City, teaching on family and divorce law. He founded the National Council on Family Relations in 1937, and he authored a biography of noted Harvard Law Professor Roscoe Pound (Sayre was a student of Professor Pound’s at Harvard).

Paul Sayre died on August 10, 1959. He was interred at the Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City, Iowa.


Indiana University Maurer School of Law Faculty, University of Iowa College of Law Faculty, Harvard University


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