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EWELL, Marshall Davis, lawyer, born in Oxford, Oakland County, Michigan, 18 August 1844. He was graduated at the Michigan state normal school in 1864, studied law, and was admitted to the bar at Detroit in 1868. He was elected judge of probate in Mason County, Michigan, in 1874, and since 1877 has been professor of common law in the Union College of law, Chicago, Illinois, and is an editor of the "American Law Register," of Philadelphia, and of the " Chicago Law Times." He has also given much attention to microscopy and metorology, and is professor of microscopical technology in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and secretary of the Medicolegal society of Chicago. In 1886 he was elected a fellow of the Royal microscopical society of London. Michigan University gave him the degree of LB. D. in 1879, and Chicago Medical College that of M. D. in 1884. Dr. Ewell has published " Blackwell on Tax Titles " (Boston, 1875); " Leading Cases in Disabilities" (1876); "Treatise on the Law of Fixtures" (Chicago, 1877); "Illinois Reports" (vols. xxxii.xxxvi, inclusive, 1877); " Washburn's Manual of Criminal Law" (1878); "Evans on Agency" (1879); "Lindley on Partnership" (1881); "Student's Manual of Medical Jurisprudence" (1887); and an abridgment of Blackstone.
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