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Cahn, Edmond Nathaniel (17 January 1906–09 August 1964), lawyer, law teacher, and legal philosopher, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Edgar Mayer Cahn, a prominent lawyer, and Minnie Sarah Cohen. He attended public schools and then Tulane University, from which he received a B.A. in 1925 and a J.D. in 1927....

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Frankel, Charles (13 December 1917–10 May 1979), philosopher, was born in New York City, the son of Abraham Philip Frankel, an executive with a motion-picture theater chain, and Estelle Cohen. Frankel grew up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and attended local public schools. He was an excellent student and graduated from high school at the age of fourteen. Frankel attended high school for an additional year to take advanced courses in mathematics and foreign languages and then enrolled at Columbia University in the fall of 1933....

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Priber, Christian Gottlieb (21 March 1697–1744?), lawyer and utopian philosopher, was born in Zittau, Saxony, the son of Frederick Priber, a linen merchant and beerhouse owner, and Anna Dorothea Bergmann. Little is known of Priber’s early childhood in Europe. In 1722 he received a doctorate in jurisprudence from Erfurt University. He returned to Zittau, married Christiane Dorothea Hoffman on 17 November 1722, and began to practice law. The marriage produced five children. His professional career apparently prospered for he was later listed on the town records as “Oberamts-regierungs-Advokat,” attorney at the governmental superior bailiwick, with duties corresponding to those of a district attorney in the United States....

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Stallo, Johann Bernhard (16 March 1823–06 January 1900), jurist and philosopher, was born in Seirhausen, Oldenburg, Germany, the son of Johann Heinrich Stallo, a schoolmaster, and Maria Adelheid Moormann. Under the tutelage of his father and grandfather, also a schoolmaster, Stallo gained a solid education, especially in mathematics, along with fluency in English, French, and the classical languages. At the age of thirteen he entered the Catholic normal school at Vechta, where he had his first exposure to German philosophy. Limited family resources precluded university study, and to avoid becoming a country schoolteacher, he immigrated to Cincinnati in 1839, following the path of an uncle who had succeeded as a printer in that city. The sixteen-year-old boy quickly secured a teaching position at a local parochial school. Recognizing a need for a German primer, in 1840 he wrote ...