Eagleton, Clyde, 1891-1958

Eagleton, Clyde, 1891-1958



  • Existence: 1891 - 1958


Clyde Eagleton was born on May 13, 1891 in Sherman Texas. He received his BA from Austin College in 1910 and his MA degree in 1911 after which he became a Rhodes Scholar and earned additional degrees from Oxford University (1917), Princeton University (1928) and a PhD from Columbia University in 1928. From 1923-1956, Eagleton served on the faculty of New York University and t various times he taught at the University of Louisville, Southern Methodist University, Daniel Baker College, the University of Texas, the University of Chicago, Stanford, Yale, the University of Washington, and the Académie de Droit International (the Hague, Netherlands). From 1943-1945, Eagleton was a legal expert with the United States Department of State (1943–45) and served as assistant secretary of the Dumbarton Oaks Conference in 1944. In 1945 he was technical expert with the United States delegation to the Washington meeting of the Committee of Jurists and adviser to the United States delegation at the San Francisco Conference for the founding of the United Nations. He was director of the Institute for the Study of International Law at New York University, and at the time of his death he was studying legal aspects of the use of international rivers. Pulbications include "The Responsibilities of States in International Law"(1928), "International Government" (1932, 1948, 1957), and "The Forces That Shape Our Future" (1945). Eagleton died on January 30, 1958.

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Clyde Eagleton papers

Identifier: MS-669
Date(s): 1943 to 1955

Clyde Eagleton (1891-1958), law professor and scholar. The collection contains diaries, notes and minutes of his work with the Department of State and in the founding of the United Nations.