George B. Clementson

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George Burr Clementson (born 1871- d. unknown) an American attorney and author of The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen. Published in 1895, The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen was the first treatise to address the legal rights and duties of cyclists; thus, Clementson was the first attorney to develop bicycle law as an area of practice within the law.[1]

George B. Clementson was the first child of the Honorable George Clementson, a Lancaster, Wisconsin attorney, later elected Judge, and Mary Asenath Burr, a distant relative of Aaron Burr. An 1892 graduate of Cornell Law School, George B. Clementson married Katharine F. Barber on October 23, 1906. Following in the footsteps of his father, he also established his law firm, Lowry & Clementson, in Lancaster, Wisconsin.

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  1. ^ 'The Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen,' Callghan & Company: Chicago, 1895