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MAY, John Wilder, lawyer, born in Attleborough, Massachusetts, 29 January, 1819; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 11 January, 1883. His father, Lemuel, was a representative to the general court of Massachusetts, and a member of the executive council. The son was graduated at the University of Vermont in 1846, and, after spending several years in farming, read law, and in 1851 was admitted to the Norfolk, Massachusetts, bar. He was subsequently solicitor for Roxbury for several years, served in the legislature in 1867, and was elected district attorney for Suffolk county in the same year. After six years he became judge of the municipal court of Boston. He published " The Law of Insurance as applied to Fire, Life, Accident, Guarantee, and other Non-Maritime Risks" (Boston, 1.874-'82) ; "The Law of Crimes" (1881) ; and edited Angell on " Limitations" (1876); Greenleaf on "Evidence" (187(;) ; and Stephens's " Digest of the Law of Evidence" (1877).
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