Luther Hewitt, 1852–1932

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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


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