William Howard Mann


William Howard Mann



William Howard Mann was born on the family farm in Alexis, Illinois, in 1910 and graduated from Alexis Community High School. He attend college twenty miles away at Monmouth College, receiving his A.B. degree in 1932. He then studied economics at the University of Iowa and taught accounting for three years (1934-37) at Parsons College and the University of Alabama (1937-38). He then enrolled at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he received his JD degree in 1941, magna cum laude, and as editor-in-chief of the Iowa Law Review.

Mann clerked for Circuit Judge Wiley B. Rutledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1941-43), before serving in the Navy for two years. He then clerked for Justice Harold H. Burton of the U.S. Supreme Court (1945-46). In 1946, he joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Law where he became a professor of constitutional law. In 1965, he served as a visiting Fulbright research professor to the Supreme Court of India. Mann’s brother, John Keith Mann, attended the I.U. law school while William Howard Mann was a member of the faculty. Both had distinguished careers as law professors. In 1967, William Howard Mann joined the faculty of the law school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He retired in 1985 and moved to Missoula, Montana in 1993. Mann died, at the age of 87, in 1998.


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