Morton Carlisle Campbell


Morton Carlisle Campbell



Morton Carlisle Campbell was born on June 19, 1876 in Cambridge, Ohio. He earned his A.B. from Washington and Jefferson College in 1896. He then attended Harvard Law School, receiving his LL.B. cum laude in 1900, and his S.J.D. in 1915. He was an assistant professor of law at Tulane University in 1915 and 1916. He became a full professor of law at the Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law in 1916. He was officially a member of the law faculty for four years, but when the United States entered World War I, he left the law school and enlisted the army as an infantry major. After the war, he was a visiting faculty member at Harvard Law for one year, and then in 1920 he became a full professor of law, a position he would hold at Harvard for 22 years. In 1942 he was appointed Professor Emeritus. His teaching expertise centered on suretyship, mortgages, and bills and notes. He also was devoted to the missionary work of his long-time church home, the Park Street Church of Boston.

Professor Campbell died at his home in Watertown, Massachusetts on September 17, 1952. He was interred in his home town of Cambridge, Ohio.


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Morton Carlisle Campbell