Cooley Law Office Historical

Cooley Law Office Historical (HM1XYN)

Location: Adrian, MI 49221 Lenawee County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 53.944', W 84° 2.245'

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Michigan Legal Milestones

Here on the south side of Maumee Street in 1848, Thomas M. Cooley, a giant of the Michigan Law, established his first law office. He was a partner in the firm of Beaman, Beecher and Cooley and then established a law firm with Charles M. Croswell, later elected governor of Michigan. Cooley in 1857 was chosen to complete the state statutes and the next year was named reporter of decisions by the Michigan Supreme Court.

In 1859 Cooley was appointed one of three original faculty at the University of Michigan Law School, where he taught for 25 years. He wrote numerous celebrated books and articles, including two classic works on constitutional law. The Cooley Law School in Lansing is named for him. Appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court in 1864, Cooley served as justice and Chief Justice for 20 years. Roscoe Pound ranked him among the top ten jurists in American legal history.

Following Cooley's retirement from the court, President Cleveland named him to head the new Interstate Commerce Commission. He was president of the American Bar Association in 1893-94. In the 50 years that followed his entry into law practice here, Thomas M. Cooley established the most distinguished record of any individual ever associated with Michigan jurisprudence.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByState Bar of Michigan and the Lenawee County Bar Association
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Date Added Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 745753 N 4642814
Decimal Degrees41.89906667, -84.03741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.944', W 84° 2.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 56.64" N, 84° 2' 14.7" W
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Area Code(s)517
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 Maiden Ln, Adrian MI 49221, US
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