John Henry Wigmore


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John Henry Wigmore
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BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA
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Wigmore, John Henry,

1863–1943, American legal educator, b. San Francisco, grad. Harvard (B.A., 1883; M.A. and LL.B., 1887). He taught (1889–92) Anglo-American law at Keio-Gijuku Univ., Tokyo. After 1893 he was a professor of law at Northwestern Univ.; from 1901 to 1929 he was dean of the law faculty. Wigmore is especially noted for his monumental work usually known as Treatise on Evidence (4 vol., 1904; 3d ed., 10 vol., 1940; suppl. 1964). This work is at the same time a lawyer's manual of practice and an incisive and highly critical survey of the law of evidence. His shorter works on evidence include books usually cited as The Code of Evidence (3d ed. 1942) and Students' Textbook of Evidence (1935). Out of Wigmore's interest in comparative law came his Panorama of the World's Legal Systems (3 vol., 1928; repr., 3 vol. in 1, 1936).

Wigmore, John Henry

(1863–1943) law educator; born in San Francisco. Educated at Harvard, fluent in many languages, he taught law in Tokyo (1889–92). In 1893 he became a law professor at Northwestern University, becoming dean of its law school (1901–29). He was noted for his prolific legal writings, chief of which is his ten-volume Treatise on the Anglo-American System of Evidence (3rd ed. 1940). He was a founder and first president of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology (1909–10).
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See 1 John Henry Wigmore, A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law [section] 8, at 24 (1904).
An excerpt appears in John Henry Wigmore, The Principles of Judicial Proof: As Given by Logic, Psychology, and General Experience and Illustrated in Judicial Trials 581 (1913)
Letter from William Moulton Marston, Marston, Forte & Fischer, to John Henry Wigmore, Dean, Northwestern Law Sch.
Letter from William Moulton Marston to John Henry Wigmore, supra note 145
John Henry Wigmore, The Science of Judicial Proof (3d ed.
Letter from John Henry Wigmore to Hugo Munsterberg (Jan.
See Letter from William Moulton Marston to John Henry Wigmore (June 3, 1922) (on file with Northwestern University Archives, John H.
See Letter from William Moulton Marston to John Henry Wigmore (July 4, 1922) (on file with Northwestern University Archives, John H.
See Letter from William Moulton Marston to John Henry Wigmore (July 20, 1922) (on file with Northwestern University Archives, John H.
See Letter from William Moulton Marston to John Henry Wigmore, supra note 230; Letter from John Henry Wigmore to George Curtis Peck, supra note 230.
In due course, he became an expert in scientific evidence, a practicing lawyer, a professor of law, then the first occupant of the John Henry Wigmore chair in law, and finally emeritus professor.
John Henry Wigmore Professor, Northwestern University School of Law.