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Russell A. Smith

Russell A. Smith taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1937-2002.  

Date of Birth: 1906
Date of Death: 


Russell A. Smith received his A.B. degree in 1929 from Grinnell College, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan.  He was admitted to practice in New York in 1936 and in Michigan in 1946.  He practiced in New York City from 1934 to 1937.  He was an instructor in mathematics at Doane College from 1929 to 1930, assistant in mathematics at Grinnell College from 1930 to 1931, assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan from 1937 to 1940, associate professor of law from 1940 to 1946, professor of law since 1946, Secretary of the School from 1946 to 1956, and Associate Dean of the Law School, 1952-1962.  He was on leave from 1942 to 1945 with Pan American Petroleum & Transport Co., Legal Dept., New York City, where he dealt with general labor problems.  Mr. Smith is active in labor dispute arbitration.  He is a member of the Atomic Energy Labor-Management Relations Panel.

--  From The Quad, 1967.


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