Thomas M. Cooley

Thomas M. Cooley Thomas McIntyre Cooley (January 6, 1824 – September 12, 1898) was the 25th Justice and a Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, between 1864 and 1885. Born in Attica, New York, he was father to Charles Cooley, a distinguished American sociologist. He was a charter member and first chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission (1887).

Cooley was appointed Dean of the University of Michigan Law School, a position he held until 1884.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School of Lansing, Michigan, founded 1972 and now affiliated with the Western Michigan University since 2014, was named after Justice Cooley to recognize his extensive contribution to American jurisprudence. Also, Cooley High School in Detroit and Cooley Elementary School in Waterford, Michigan are commemoratively named in Justice Cooley's honor.

Justice Cooley is recognized by the State Bar of Michigan as a "Michigan Legal Milestone". Provided by Wikipedia
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