Edward Samuel Corwin
Edward Samuel Corwin
Corwin testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1937
|Died||April 23, 1963 (aged 85)|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
University of Pennsylvania
|Occupation||Princeton University faculty|
Edward Samuel Corwin (January 19, 1878 – April 23, 1963) was president of the American Political Science Association.
Corwin was born in Plymouth, Michigan on January 19, 1878. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1900; and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1905. He was invited to join the faculty of Princeton University by Woodrow Wilson in 1905. In 1908 he was appointed the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence. He authored many books on United States constitutional law, and he remained at Princeton until he retired in 1946. He died on April 23, 1963 and was buried in Princeton Cemetery. He was reinterred to Riverside Cemetery near his birthplace in Plymouth, Michigan, where he is buried with his wife, parents, and other family members.
He has been often quoted for saying that the Constitution "is an invitation to struggle for the privilege of directing American foreign policy."
- John Marshall and the Constitution; a chronicle of the Supreme court (1919)
- The Constitution and What It Means Today (1920)
- The President, Office and Powers (1940)
- The Constitution and World Organization (1944)
- Total War and the Constitution (1946)
- The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (1952) (Editor)
- The "Higher Law" Background of American Constitutional Law (1965)
- French Policy And The American Alliance Of 1778 (1916)
- Edward S. Corwin Papers at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
- Works by Edward Samuel Corwin at Project Gutenberg
- John Marshall and the Constitution; a chronicle of the Supreme court at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Edward Samuel Corwin at Internet Archive
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