Leon M. Liddell, 1914 – 2003

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Charter Member, Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, December 1, 1955
  • Chair, Placement Committee, 1962–65
  • President, Chicago Association of Law Libraries, 1963–64
  • Executive Board, 1970–71

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Elected Life Member of AALL, 1980
  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1989
  • Benefactor Award, North Central Texas College Library
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Connecticut Library Survey. Hartford, CT: State Department of Education, Division of Research and Planning, 1948. (With Edward A. Wright.)
  • “The U.S. Position in Regard to the ‘Right of Expatriation,’” Temple Law Quarterly 23 (1950): 325–70.
  • “Administrative Agencies—Rules, Decisions, and Other Publications.” In How to Find the Law, William R. Roalfe, editor. 5th ed. St. Paul: West, 1957.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Richard L. Bowler, “Memorial: Leon M. Liddell (1914–2003),” Law Library Journal 96 (2004): 207–09.

Professional Positions

  • Claims Department, Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., 1937–38
    Attorney, Gainesville, Texas, 1938–39
  • Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1939–41
  • Commissioned Officer, U. S. Army, 1941–46
  • Law Librarian and Assistant professor of Law, University of Connecticut, 1946–47
  • Law Librarian and Professor of Law, University of Minnesota, 1949–60
  • Law Librarian and Professor of Law, University of Chicago, 1960–74
  • Lecturer, Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, ????
  • Law Librarian, Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Law University ofb Chicago, 1974–2003
  • Law Librarian and Professor of Law, Northwestern University, 1974–80

Education

  • A. B., University of Texas, 1937
  • J. D., University of Texas, 1937
  • B.L.S. University of Chicago, 1946

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to the Practice of Law, Texas, 1937.
  • First Vice-President, International Association of Law Libraries, 1971–74.