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Howard Landis Bevis

Howard Landis Bevis
Howard Landis Bevis, 1948

7th president (February 1, 1940 – June 30, 1956)
Born: November 19, 1885
Died: April 24, 1968

Originally from Bevis, in Hamilton County, Ohio, Howard Bevis was a University of Cincinnati graduate in arts (1908) and law (1910). He received a doctor of juristic science degree from Harvard in 1920, practiced law in Cincinnati, and taught law at the University of Cincinnati. In 1933, he was appointed to fill a vacancy in the State Supreme Court were he served a year and a half. He went to Harvard to become the Ziegler Professor in Law and Government and taught on the faculties of graduate school of business administration and the graduate school of public administration. He served in World War I as a civilian in ordnance and later in the legal section of the Air Service. He was also a state director of finance.

Updated June 2013.