Christopher Columbus Langdell '54.
Christopher Columbus Langdell, Dane Professor of Law, Emeritus, and Dean of the Law School from 1870 to 1900, died on July 6 at his home on Quincy street, Cambridge. Professor Langdell was born in New Boston, N. H., in 1826, entered Harvard in 1848, but left a year later to become a teacher and finally received the degree of A.B., out of course in 1870 as one of the class of 1851. After graduating from the Law School in 1853, he practiced law in New York until 1870, when he returned to the Law School as Dane Professor. Increasing age and falling sight necessitated a very serious restriction of his activities after 1900, and therefore he was little known to the last few classes in the Law School.
Professor Langdell was famous as the originator of the "case-system" of teaching law, which has now supplanted the older text-book method in nearly all the large law schools in the country. The accomplishment of this work makes him one of the foremost of the men to whom the great advance and progress of the University during the last thirty-five years is due.
John Torrey Morse '32.
John Torrey Morse '32, who was the oldest living graduate of Harvard, and the sole survivor of his class, died last Thursday at his home, 153 Beacon street, Boston. He was 93 years old and death was due to the natural infirmities of extreme old age. Mr. Morse was a brother-in-law of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Up to 1860 he engaged in the merchant trade, but for the past 46 years he has lived in retirement at his home in Boston.
Charles Julius Stevens '06.
Charles Julius Stevens '06 was drowned at Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, on June 27. He entered College in the fall of 1902 from Dartmouth, where he had studied for one year. He was a member of the University Mandolin and Banjo Clubs and had taken an active interest in the scrub athletic games and track sports. Owing to poor health he was absent from College last year.