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Robert E. Bunker

Robert E. Bunker taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1901-1918.

Date of Birth: 1856
Date of Death: 1920


Robert Emmet Bunker was born at Grass Lake, Michigan, March 25, 1848, son of John and Lavinia (Hall) Bunker. His preparatory education was received in the public schools of his native place. He entered the University of Michigan and was graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1872.  The degree of Master of Arts followed in 1875.  From 1872 to 1875 he was superintendent of schools at St. Johns, Michigan, and from 1875 to 1878, at Muskegon. In 1878 he entered the Law Department of the University and was graduated Bachelor of Laws in 1880. He began at once to practice his profession at Muskegon, where he remained till called, in 1901, to a professorship of Law in the University. On August 8, 1870, he was married to Mary L. Brown, and they have two children : Mary Louise (Ph.B. 1899, now Mrs. Frank Ward Hewlett, of Jackson, Michigan) and Dr. Robert Emmet, Jr., of Youngstown, Ohio.

From "History of the University of Michigan" by Burke Aaron Hinsdale.  Published by the University of Michigan in 1906.

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PDF    "Robert E. Bunker: Memoir" Proceedings of the Board of Regents (1954-1957), 539.


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