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Needham, Charles Willis 1869- Lawyer; born in Castile, N. Y.; educated in the common schools and academy and at the Albany Law School, afterwards studying under Ira Harris and Isaac Edwards; graduated in May, 1869, and admitted to the New York State bar in October, 1869; Charles Willis Needham. removed to Chicago, Ill., in 1876; engaged principally in corporation and railroad law. In 1890 removed to Washington, D. C., and there practised his profession. Dean Needham has given much time to educational matters, assisting in organizing the present Chicago University, and was a member of its first board of trustees; was a member of the board of trustees of the Columbian University. In this capacity labored to increase the standard of work in the law school, secured the increase of the course of study to three years, raised the standard of admission and the tests for graduation, and organized the School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy, a post-graduate school for higher