Leon M. Liddell, 1914–2003

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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 of Chicago, 1974–2003
Law Librarian and Professor of Law, Northwestern University, 1974–80


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.