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Olin L. Browder, Jr.

Olin L. Browder, Jr. taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1953-2007.

Date of Birth: 1913
Date of Death: 2007

 Olin L. Browder, Jr.

Professor Browder served Michigan Law with distinction from 1953 to 1984, after which he assumed emeritus status.  He received his A.B. and LL.B. from the University of Illinois. He then practiced law in Chicago, served as an attorney for the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1942-43, and was an F.B.I. special agent from 1943 – 1946. Prior to Michigan, he also taught at the University of Tennessee and the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Order of the Coif. From 1966 – 1971, Browder chaired the ABA’s Committee on Rules Against Perpetuities. His works include American Law of Property (1952), Family Property Transactions (1965, 3rd edition 1980), Basic Property Law (1966, 5th edition 1989), and Palmer’s Cases on Trusts and Succession (4th edition 1983).

Browder died in 2007.


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