by Charles H. Chandler, Sentinel Print. Co., Fitchburg MA, 1914
JAMES BARR AMES. b. June 22, 1846; d. Jan. 8, 1910; m. June 28, 1880, Sarah Russell [b. Sept. 22, 1851]. He graduated from Harvard College in 1868, from Harvard Law School in 1872. He was a tutor and instructor in Harvard 1871-1873. Admitted to the bar in 1873, he never practised but was connected with the Harvard Law School ever after as assistant professor and dean. He has been called the foremost teacher of law of his time, being not only an exceptionally broad and accurate scholar, and a profound student of the history of common law, but also having special ability in the development of clear and exact thought in those under his instruction. His writings published in legal periodicals and elsewhere are authoritative. He received the degree of LL.D. from six universities.
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