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Samuel DeMars Estep
The Michigan Alumnus 146

SAMUEL ESTEP, J.D.'46, returned to the
 Michigan faculty as an Assistant Pro
fessor of law in 1948, and has been full
 Professor since last summer. He is also 
Director of the Legislative Research Cen
ter, working on an annual volume entitled
 "Current Trends in State Legislation." He
 teaches three law courses — constitutional 
law, legislation and securities. Additionally,
 Professor Estep is one of the faculty mem
bers of Toastmasters, which he and T.
 Hawley Tapping revived after World War
 II. He received the A.B. degree from 
Kansas State Teachers' College at Em
poria, and then entered Michigan. How
ever, his law studies were interrupted by
 World War II, when he served as a Navy 
Lieutenant, aboard destroyers in the Pa
cific. For two years before joining the 
faculty, he practiced in Detroit. He and
 Mrs. Estep, a former Women's Glee Club
 Director, have three children.