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Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Friday, July 18, 2014

Death of a Lion

Quintin Johnstone — property professor extraordinaire at Yale, employee of the Roosevelt Administration, giver of Judge Guido Calabrasi's only "B", and immortalizer in the classic  way not to establish a metes-and-bounds description (“about one half a rod more from the stump of the big hemlock tree where Philo Blake killed the bear . . . .”) has died.  Professor Johnstone taught until he was 96 and passed away at age 99.  His obituary is available at

(HT: Thanks to Tad Heuer for bringing this to the blog's attention)

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