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Memoir

John Barker Waite
Regents' Proceedings 611

In extending to John Barker Waite, Professor of Law, their felicitations upon J. B Waite: his attaining his seventieth birthday on August 14, 1952, and consequently becom- Memoir ing eligible for retirement under our Bylaws, the Regents of the University of Michigan recall with admiration and gratitude the remarkable record as teacher, research scholar, and author which Professor Waite has made in the forty years of his membership in our Law faculty. A graduate of Yale College and of the Law School of this University, Professor Waite assumed his present position in 1912 and since then has been largely responsible for the instruction in criminal law, patent law, and the law relating to sales. In all three of these fields he has produced case books used for legal instruction and has written articles for the professional journals, and particularly in the areas of criminal law, police procedure, law enforcement, and society's dealing with the criminal he is regarded as an authority, widely known through his contributions to nationally circulated magazines and frequently entrusted with investigatory or advisory commissions by the state and national bar associations. Professor Waite has also served his country through the War Production Board and the Supreme Court's Committee on Rules, his community as a member of the City Council, and the University as a member of several of its most important committees. He now retires in the enjoyment of the respect and friendship of his faculty colleagues, his former students, and the many others with whom he has been brought into professional contact. The Regents wish him well, and confer upon him the title Professor Emeritus of Law, inviting him to avail himself of all the courtesies customarily extended to emeritus members of the faculty.