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The New Student's Reference Work/Cooley, Thomas McIntyre

Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, American jurist, was born at Attica, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1824; and died at Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 12, 1898. He studied law and in 1846 was admitted to the bar; in 1859 be became professor of law in the University of Michigan; and, with an interval of some years when he was chief-justice of the supreme court of his state, he returned to his university professorship as dean of the school of political science and lecturer on constitutional and administrative law. Between 1887 and 1891 he served as chairman of the interstate commerce commission. He was an able and industrious writer of legal text-books, which have become standard authorities; the chief of these are The Constitutional Limitations which Rest upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union; The Law of Taxation; Wrongs and Their Remedies; and The General Principles of Constitutional Law in the United States.