George S. Godard, 1865–1936

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Charter Member, July 1906
AALL Vice President, 1908–09
AALL President, 1910–12
Chair, Joint Committee on a National Legislative Information Service, 1912–13, 1920–21
Chair, Committee on National Legislative Information Service, 1915–16
AALL Executive Board, 1916–17, 1918–21
Chair, Committee on Financing the Index to Legal Periodicals, 1922–23

Professional Honors and Awards

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

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“Development of the State Library,” Connecticut Bar Journal (1927): 319–29.
“The Past, Present and Future of the Law Library,” Law Library Journal (1931): 14–17.
“Address of Welcome, 26th Annual Meeting,” Law Library Journal 24 (1931): 136–39.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

“George Seymour Godard, 1865–1936,” Law Library Journal 29 (1936): 42.
Gladys Judd Day, “Memorial to Dr. George Seymour Godard,” Law Library Journal 29 (1936): 108–12.

Professional Positions

Assistant to the State Librarian, Connecticut State Library, 1898–1900
State Librarian, Connecticut State Library, 1900–1936


B.A., Wesleyan University, 1892
B. Div., Yale, 1895

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

President, National Association of State Libraries, 1904
Charter Member, Special Libraries Association, 1909