Date of Birth: 1887 Date of Death: 1961
BiographyEdwin D. Dickinson received degrees from Carleton College and Dartmouth. He followed those up with a Ph.D. from Harvard and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Earlier in his life, Dickinson was a political science teacher at Dartmouth. He later became a professor of international law at the University of Michigan Law School from 1919-1933. Dickinson later moved to California in 1933 to concentrate on international law in both the politcal science and law. He soon became the Dean of the School of Jurisprudence at UC-Berkeley. In 1948, he relinquished this position to move to Pennsylvania and devote his full energies to teaching and research.
Dickinson was also involved in government service. He served as the special assistant to the United States Attorney General in Washington from 1941-1943. He also was General Counsel for the American-Mexican Claims commision in 1943-44.
In 1948 he served as President of the Association of American Law Schools, and in 1952-1953 as President of the American Society of International Law
Dickinson passed away March 26, 1961.
-- From the jstor.org on The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 55, No. 3 (Jul., 1961), pp. 637-644.
Memorials & Tributes:
Goodrich, Herbert F. "Edwin DeWitt Dickinson" 109 U. Pa. L. Rev. 919 (1960-1961).
Newman, Frank C. "Edwin D. Dickinson", 49 Cal. L. Rev. 613 (1961).