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Edwin Dewitt Dickinson
The Michigan Alumnus 76-93

Edwin Dewitt Dickinson, who has just been appointed Professor of 
Law in the University, was born May 19, 1887, at Bradford, Iowa.

receiving his secondary education at the Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage, 
 Iowa, he entered Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, where he re
ceived the degree of A.B. in 1909. He then entered the graduate School of 
Dartmouth College, where he specialized in History and Political Science, 
receiving his Master's degree in 1911. He was granted his Doctorate 
by Harvard University in 1918, in International Law, after which he en
tered the Law School of the University of Michigan, from which he received the degree of Juris Doctor in June 1919.

During the years from 
1909 to 1911 he was Assistant in History at Dartmouth College, teaching 
classes in European and American History, and in 1911 was awarded the 
Ozias Goodwin Memorial Fellowship in International Law at Harvard 

In 1913 he returned to Dartmouth as Instructor in Political 
Science, a position he held until 1915, when he became Assistant Professor. During the year 1917-1918 he held a Carnegie Teacher's Research 
Fellowship in International Law.

Among the various articles which Professor Dickinson has written are 
the following: "The Equal Rights of Nations," The New Republic, Feb
ruary 26, 1916. "Abuse of the Franking Privilege," The New Republic, 
November 25, 1916. "The Analogy Between Natural Persons and Interna
tional. Persons in the Law of Nations," Yale Law Journal, May 1917. "A 
League of Nations and International Law," American Political Review, 
May 1918. "The Domicil of Persons Residing Abroad Under Consular 
Jurisdiction," Michigan Law Review, April 1919. Professor Dickinson has
 also written a book on "The Equality of States in International Law," Har
vard Studies in Jurisprudence, Vol. Ill (in press). During the year 1917-
1918, he carried on investigations for the American Peace Commission. 

Professor Dickinson was married August 30, 1913, to Miss May L. Hall.