Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
EDWARD W. BAILEY
Edward W. Bailey, professor emeritus of law, died on May 29, 1981. He was 82.
Professor Bailey was born on September 18, 1898, in Austin. He received his bachelor's degree and his LLB from The University of Texas at Austin in 1920 and 1928, respectively. He was awarded his SJD from Harvard University in 1942. While at Harvard, he held the Thayer Teaching Fellowship.
Dr. Bailey practiced law in Dallas before joining the faculty of UT Austin in 1930, where he taught until his retirement in 1969. Professor Bailey specialized in commercial law. He played a major role in drafting a new corporation code for the state. He also wrote the two-volume The Texas Law of Wills and assisted with the preparation of later supplements to the publication.
In 1960 Professor Bailey was named the first holder of the Albert Sidney Burleson Professorship at the law school. He was recognized twice with teaching excellence awards.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.