George A. Strait 1914–1989

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

Vice-President and Secretary, Law Librarians of New England, 1961–62
President, Law Librarians of New England, 1962–63
Chair, Recruitment Committee, 1966–67
Chair, Chapters Committee, 1968–69
Member, Certification Board, 1974–80

Professional Honors and Awards

Elected Life Member of AALL, 1985
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1989
Minority Scholarship named in George Strait’s honor, 1990
AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class Inductee, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

A Bibliography of the Writings of Roscoe Pound 1940–1960. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law School Library, 1960.

A Bibliography of the Writings of the Harvard Law School, Class of 1925 (1925–1959). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law School Library, 1960.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

Earl C. Borgeson et al., “A Tribute to George Alfred Strait,” Iowa Law Review 70 (1985): 751–68 (1985).
Tatana Sahanek, “In Memoriam: George A. Strait 1914–1989,” Law Libary Lights 33 (Jan./Feb. 1990): 11.

Kathie Belgum, “In Memoriam: George Strait 1914–1989,” MAALL Newsletter (Mid-America Association of Law Libraries) (Feb. 1990): 4.
Francis R. (Bob) Doyle,“You Only Had One Mentor! How Unfortunate for You,” Law Library Journal 91 (1999): 203–04.
Catherine Lemann, “The Opportunity of a Lifetime—The George A. Strait Scholarship Enables Students, Fosters Diversity in Profession,” AALL Spectrum 8 (February 2004): 14–17.
"George Alfred Strait (1914–1989).” In Carol Avery Nicholson, Ruth Johnson Hill & Vicente Garces, Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law libraries, 16–19. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., 2006.

Professional Positions

Librarian, Social Law Library, 1946–49
Law Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law, Southern University, 1950–53
Librarian, Worcester County (Massachusetts) Law Library, 1953–58
Assistant Librarian for Reference, Harvard Law School Library, 1958–67
Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, Northeastern University, 1967–69 
Associate Librarian Harvard Law School Library, 1969–72
Acting Librarian, Harvard Law School Library, 1970–71
Law Librarian and Professor of Law, Antioch School of Law, 1972–74
Director and Professor of Law, University of Iowa, 1976–85
Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Iowa, 1985–89
Director and Professor of Law, District of Columbia School of Law, 1988–89


Undergraduate work , Howard and Suffolk Universities, prior to World War II
LL.B., Suffolk University, 1949

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the Practice of Law, Massachusetts, 1955
Legal Scholarship Plaque, Northeastern University School of Law, 1978
Designated as one of its Seventy-Five Outstanding Graduates, Suffolk University Law School, 1980
Selectman, Town of Natick, Massachusetts
City Councilman, Iowa City, Iowa, 1984–88