1-4 of 4 results  for:

  • historian (general) x
  • legal scholars x
Clear all

Article

Ii, John Papa (03 August 1800–02 May 1870), native Hawaiian jurist and historian, was born at Waipio, Ewa, Oahu Island, Kingdom of Hawaii, the son of Malamaekeeke and Wanaoa, descendants of the chiefs of Hawaii Island. Ii’s family were intimates and junior relatives of the ruling royal family, the Kamehameha dynasty. He was named Papa Ii (pronounced ēē) after an uncle who held a particularly high station in the Kamehameha court. He took the name John (Ioane) upon his conversion to Christianity. John Papa Ii was born into the aristocracy of ancient Hawaii and was a child of privilege. The family had been granted the rich lands at Waipio following the conquest of Oahu by King ...

Article

Robinson, Conway (15 September 1805–30 January 1884), lawyer, historian, and author, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of John Robinson, a respected local superior court clerk, and Agnes Conway Moncure. Educated in local schools, Conway was the only one of his father’s six sons not to attend college. Instead, he followed in John Robinson’s footsteps and was apprenticed at age fourteen to Thomas C. Howard, clerk of the Richmond City Hustings Court. In 1826 Conway Robinson himself became deputy clerk of the Virginia general court and in the same year published an updated edition of ...

Image

Telford Taylor. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Article

Taylor, Telford (24 February 1908–23 May 1998), attorney and prosecutor, was born in Schenectady, New York, to John Bellamy Taylor, an electrical engineer, and Marcia Estabrook Jones Taylor, both of whom were descendants of seventeenth-century New England colonists. Young Telford attended local public and private schools and received his undergraduate education at Williams College, receiving his B.A. degree in political science in 1928. He remained at Williams as an instructor for a year after graduation and then entered Harvard Law School in the fall of 1929. An outstanding student in law school, he was appointed to the staff of the ...