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John B. Waite

John B. Waite taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1912-1951.

Date of Birth: 1882
Date of Death: 1967


Professor Emeritus John B. Waite died at La Jolle, California, at the age of 85 on October 14, 1967, ending a career closely identified with the Law School.

Waite received his law degree from Michigan in 1907 and returned five years later to begin a distinguished teaching career which spanned forty years at the Law School. His primary interest lay in the field of criminal law. From 1920 to 1931 he was Editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Many generations of law students will recall "J. B." Waite, popularly known as "Jabby," as a stimulating and demanding teacher who used the classroom primarily as a vehicle for developing analytical precision and sharpness.

-- From the University of Michigan Law School's Law Quadrangle Notes, V. 12, Iss. 02 (Spring 1968).


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