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Alexis Caswell Angell
Law School

Alexis Angell was born in Providence, Rhode Island, April 26, 1857, the son of James Burrill and Sarah Swoope (Caswell) Angell. James B. Angell became president of the University of Michigan in 1871. Alexis received a A.B. degree from U-M in 1878, an LL.B. in 1880, and completed the LL.D. degree in 1915.

He married Fanny C. Cooley, June 6, 1880. They had six children—Sarah C., Thomas C., Alice, James B., Elizabeth H., and Robert C. Alexis began practicing law in Detroit in 1880, and later joined the firms Wells, Angell, Boynton & McMillan, 1892-1902 and Angell, Boynton, McMillan & Bodman, 1902-11.

He served as U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, July 1, 1911-June 1, 1912. After resigning his judgeship he was affiliated with several Detroit law firms: Angell, Boynton, McMillan (Bodman & Turner, 1912-14; Angell, Bodman & Turner, 1914-1919; Angell & Turner, 1919-20; Angell, Turner & Dyer, 1920-30; Angell, Turner, Dyer & Meek, 1930—1932.)