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Collection on William S. Pattee

Identifier: M/A 0051

Description of Contents

Collection includes correspondence and booklets pertaining to the life and career of William Sullivan Pattee. Materials include baccalaureate address, In Memoriam -- Wm. S. Pattee College of Law bulletin (1898), newspaper clippings, and a pamphlet titled, "Theories of Knowledge and Theories of Being."


  • Creation: 1898 - 1911

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library during the department's open hours.


William Sullivan Pattee was an early faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Law. Pattee was born in Maine in 1846. While attending Bowdoin, he taught in public schools in Brunswick. He was a professor of Greek at the University of Lake Forrest. In 1874, he became the superintendent of schools at Northfield, Minnesota. While pursuing his career in education, he was studying law, and he was accepted to the bar in 1878. For 10 years, he had a successful career as an attorney and served in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1884-1885. In 1888, he was named the first dean and faculty member of the University of Minnesota School of Law, a position he held until his death in 1911.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.