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THROCHMORTON, ARCHIBALD HALL

THROCHMORTON, ARCHIBALD HALL

THROCHMORTON, ARCHIBALD HALL (28 Mar. 1876-20 May 1938), legal scholar and educator, was born in Loudon County, Va., to Mason and Annie Humphrey Throchmorton, spent much time in his father's justice of the peace courtroom, received an A.B. from Roanoke College (1896), an A.M. from Princeton University (1897), and a LL.B. from Washington & Lee University (1900), admitted to the Virginia bar in 1900. From 1900-02, Throchmorton practiced law in Leesburg, Va.; from 1902-11, he was dean of Central University of Kentucky in Danville; and from 1911-14, he was professor of law at Indiana University. From 1914 until his death, he was professor of law at Western Reserve University Law School, teaching torts, constitutional law, and pleadings. Throchmorton's Ohio General Code (1921) became an authoritative text. As editor of Cooley on Torts, Throchmorton rewrote the original text of the legal classic. His other works included Cases on Contracts (1913), Cases on Evidence (1913), Cases on Equity Jurisprudence (1923), and Cases on Code Pleadings (1926). A strong advocate of individual liberties, Throchmorton frequently denounced what he saw as efforts to establish state socialism, feeling America needed more common sense, less legislative and bureaucratic interference, and more encouragement of individual initiative. Throchmorton was a member of the Cleveland Hts. Charter Commission in 1921, and served on the Cleveland Hts. Board of Health, as president of the Cleveland CITY CLUB (1926), and as a director of Cleveland Hts. Savings & Loan Co. Throchmorton married Julia Elizabeth Painter in 1899. They had no children.