Luther Hewitt, 1852 – 1932

Hall of Fame Pioneer
Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Charter Member, July 1906
  • AALL Executive Board, 1908–10, 1917–18
  • AALL Vice-President, 1910–11
  • AALL President, 1916–17
  • Chair, Committee on Skeleton Index for Legislation (Standardizing) and for Indexing of Legislation (Usable Form), 1922–23

Professional Honors and Awards

  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee (Pioneer), 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • “Federal Taxation of Inheritance,” American Law Register and Review 43 (1895): 179–88.
  • “Donatio Mortis Causa of One’s Own Check,” American Law Register and Review 45 (1897): 246–52.
  • “The Amount Which May be Given by a Donor Mortis Causa,” American Law Register 46 (1898): 73–78.
  • “Gifts and Sales of Intoxicating Liquors Contrasted,” American Law Register 47 (1899): 17–25.
  • “Federal Taxation of Inheritance,” American Law Register 47 (1899): 737–46.
  • “The Judicial Salaries Law in Pennsylvania,” American Law Register 51 (1903): 653–71.
  • “Classification of Law Text Books by Author,” Law Library Journal 1 (1908): 12–14.
  • “Some Remarks on the Pennsylvania Side Reports,” Law Library Journal 6 (1913): 5–19.
  •  “Remarks on John William Wallace,” Law Library Journal 15 (1923): 61–71.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • “Memorial,” Law Library Journal 26 (1933): 61–62.

Professional Positions

  • Librarian, Philadelphia Bar Association Library, 1892–1932

Education

  • Studied law in the office of Samuel W. Reeves, Esq.

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to Practice of Law, Pennsylvania, 1879
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Clement B. Penrose, Orphans’ Court, Philadelphia
  • Prepared indexes for the Pennsylvania District and District and County Reports