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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooley, Thomas McIntyre -1898 (search)
Cooley, Thomas McIntyre -1898 Jurist; born near Attica, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1824; admitted to the bar in Michigan in 1846; became Professor of Law in the University of Michigan in 1859; was a justice of the Supreme Court of that State in 1864-85, and during part of that time chief-justice; Professor of American History and lecturer on constitutional law in the University of Michigan in 1885-88; and chairman of the interstate commerce commission for four years under President Cleveland. Judge Cooley was a recognized authority on constitutional law, and besides a large number of contributions to periodical literature, was author of The constitutional limitations which rest upon the legislative power of the States of the American Union; A treatise on the law of taxation; The general principles of constitutional law in the United States; Michigan: a history of government; And the acquisition of Indiana. He died in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 12, 1898.