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The New Student's Reference Work/Curtis, George Ticknor

Curtis, George Ticknor, American writer on legal topics, was born at Watertown, Mass., Nov. 28, 1812; and died at New York, March 28, 1894. Graduating at Harvard in 1832, he studied law and was admitted to the bar, practicing first at Boston and later at New York. He served for some years in the Massachusetts legislature, but at length devoted himself to the writing of legal text-books and the compilation of decisions in the courts of common law and admiralty in the United States. One of his most notable works is his History of the Origin, Formation and Adoption of the Constitution. Another useful work is his Constitutional History of the United States from 1792—1864. He also wrote lives of Daniel Webster and James Buchanan.