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Appointment of Gerhard Casper as a Member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise

January 11, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Gerhard Casper to be a member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise for a term of 8 years. He will succeed Charles Alan Wright.

Mr. Casper joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1966. He served as Max Pain Professor of Law in 1976-1980, when he was appointed William B. Graham Professor of Law. He has been dean of the law school since 1979. He is a member of the American Law Institute and its council and was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He received his first law degree in 1961 from the University of Hamburg. He also received a master of laws degree from Yale University in 1962 and the doctor iuris utriusque from the University of Freiburg (1964). He is married, has one child, and resides in Chicago, IL. He was born December 25, 1937, in Hamburg, Germany.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Gerhard Casper as a Member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/259841

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