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Hugh Fegan papers

Identifier: GTM-810622

Scope and Contents

The collection is divided into two (2) series. Series I deals exclusively with correspondence from and to Fegan spanning the years, 1930-1957. Series II concerns itself solely with Fegan's "Memorabilia" (cf. Finding Aid for details of contents in Series II). The researcher is requested to exercise extreme care when handling the contents of Series II for the album covers and pages are very brittle to the touch.


  • 1930-1957

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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical / Historical

Hugh Fegan, dean and professor of law, was born in Washington, D.C. in May, 1881. He received his A.B. in 1901, LL.B in 1907, Ph.D. in 1916, and LL.D. in 1943 all from Georgetown University. From 1937-1938, he was engaged in graduate study in the field of English legal history at Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England. He was assistant solicitor in the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1907 - 1911. He then joined the Georgetown University law faculty as professor and secretary in 1911. Fegan became assistant dean of the law school in 1919 until 1943 when he was named dean of the Law School. He served as a captain in the Judge Advocate General's Department in the U.S. Army from 1918 - 19. He also served as a special attorney for the U.S. Treasury Department in 1919. He remained as dean of the Law School from 1943 until 1954. His area of legal specialization was insurance law and he had been editor of Vance's Cases on Insurance in 1952. He died on December 19, 1954 and is buried at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Fegan never married.


4.42 Linear Feet

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Hugh Fegan papers
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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