Gilson Gardner Glasier, 1873 – 1972

Hall of Fame Pioneer
Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Charter Member, July 1906
  • Managing Editor, Index to Legal Periodicals and Law Library Journal, 1908–10
  • Executive Board, 1909–12, 1916–17, 1944–45
  • Chair, Committee on Amendment of Constitution of AALL, 1919–20
  • President, 1921–22
  • Chair, Committee on Publication of Law Books, 1922–23
  • Chair, Committee on Joint Banquet with National Association of State Libraries, 1928–29
  • Chair, Committee on New Members, 1934–35
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, 1938–39, 1946–47
  • Chair, Committee on Cooperation with the American Bar Association, 1938–39
  • Chair, Committee on Cooperation with the American Bar Association, 1939–40
  • Chair, Committee on Law Reporting and Duplication of Law Books, 1939–40
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1941–42
  • Chair, Committee on Memorials, 1954–55

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Honored for his 50 years of faithful public service to state by Wisconsin Legislature (Senate Joint Resolution No. 61), April 20, 1955
  • Special Honors at Fiftieth Anniversary of AALL, Philadelphia 1956
  • Elected Life Member of AALL, 1957
  • Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Cataloging Law Books, with Special Reference to Cooperative Indexing and Index Cards,” Law Library Journal 1 (1908): 50–55.
  • A Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, editor. Chicago: Callaghan, 1909–20.
  • Autobiography of Roujet D. Marshall, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin, 1895–1918, editor. Madison, WI.: Democrat Printing Co., 1923–31.
  • “The Work of the American Law Institute and What it Means to the Law Librarian,” Law Library Journal 18 (1925): 96–108.
  • Bulletin of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin, editor, 1927–48.
  • “Early American Periodicals,” American Bar Association Journal 28 (1942): 615–17.
  • “Beginnings of the American Association of Law Libraries,” Law Library Journal 43 (1950): 147–58.
  • “History of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Founders and the Early Years, 1906–1929,” Law Library Journal 49 (1956): 82–104.
  • “State Law Library,” Wisconsin Bar Bulletin 29 (1956): 6.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Laurie H. Riggs, “Who’s Who in Law Libraries: Gilson G. Glasier,” Law Library Journal 45 (1952): 162–63.
  • Charlotte C. Dennebacke, “Membership News: Gilson G. Glasier,” Law Library Journal 48 (1955): 249.

Professional Positions

  • Private Secretary to Justice R. D. Marshall of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 1896–1904
  • Practicing Lawyer, Milwaukee, 1904 –05
  • Librarian, Wisconsin State Law Library, 1905 –55

Education

  • Student, Literature [pre-law], University of Wisconsin, 1896–97
  • LL.B., University of Wisconsin, 1900

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law, Wisconsin, 1900 (?)
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Wisconsin State Bar Association, 1927–48
  • Secretary, Wisconsin State Bar Association, 1948–55 (?)
  • Life Member, Wisconsin State Bar Association, 1956(?)–72.