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Thomas Ashford Bogle
The Michigan Alumnus 605

Thomas Ashford Bogle, Professor Em
eritus and for twenty-four years Profes
sor of Law in the University of Michigan, died at Ann Arbor on June 17. He 
retired from the Law Faculty in 1918, 
 after several years of failing health. 

Professor Bogle was for years one of 
the vigorous and outstanding figures in
 the Law School, admired and respected 
by his students and his colleagues. His 
thorough knowledge of the law and his 
keen, incisive wit have always given him
 a peculiar hold upon those who had the 
privilege of attending his classes.

Professor Bogle was born in Guernsey
 County, Ohio, May 14, 1852. His early 
education was obtained in the public
 schools and through a course in Normal
 training in Kansas. For six years he
 was principal of the city schools in Ma
rion, Kansas.

He was admitted to the 
bar in 1879, and at once opened an office 
and started the practice of his profession, 
 but he believed a broader and sounder 
foundation in law was desirable and en
tered the Law Department of the Uni
versity in the fall of 1887, from which 
he was graduated the following year. 

For some years he practiced his profes
sion in Ann Arbor, but in 1894 resigned 
the position of city attorney of Ann
 Arbor to accept a professorship of law 
in the Law Department of the Univer
sity, where he was at once placed also 
in charge of the practice court of the

In 1878 he was married to Miss Alice
 Burgard, who, with six children, survives