Walker, Timothy (1802–1856)

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WALKER, TIMOTHY (1802–1856)

Born in Massachusetts, Timothy Walker attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School where he studied with Justice joseph story. He settled in Cincinnati in 1830 and opened a private law school, which eventually became part of the University of Cincinnati. He wrote on various legal subjects, but his primary contribution was his compilation of his lectures, An Introduction to American Law (1837), which he dedicated to Story, whose teachings and viewpoint he spread. A third of the work is on constitutional law, strongly nationalist in its orientation. By 1905 the book had gone through eleven editions.

Leonard W. Levy