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
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.