Joel Prentiss Bishop

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Birthday
10, 1814
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 4, 1901 (87)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1814
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 4, 1901 (87)

About

American lawyer and composer of legal treatises. He became most well known for his Commentaries on the Criminal Law and Commentaries on the Law of Criminal Procedure.

Before Fame

His first legal treatise was Commentaries on the Law of Marriage and Divorce, which was published in 1852.

Trivia

Although he never completed a formal college education, he rose to great prominence as an intellectual of his time and was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Berne in 1884.

Family Life

He was married to Mary Alice Perkins, with whom he had three children.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of William Lloyd Garrison and both wrote for abolitionist newspapers in the mid-nineteenth century.