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date: 26 February 2020

Dickinson, Johnlocked

(24 February 1894–09 April 1952)
  • Patrick Malcolmson


Dickinson, John (24 February 1894–09 April 1952), jurist, scholar, and public official, was born John Sharpe Dickinson in Greensboro, Maryland, the son of Willard Dickinson and Caroline Schnauffer. In 1903 the family moved to Baltimore, where John completed his secondary education at the Boy’s Latin School. By all accounts, he was a brilliant student. After majoring in classics and graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 1913, at age nineteen, Dickinson proceeded to study history, politics, and jurisprudence at Princeton and attained his A.M. the following year. He then taught history at Amherst College and finished his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1919. He moved to Harvard Law School, where he completed his law degree in two years....

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