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David Harper Means


David Harper Means, was a true scholar, teacher, and gentleman. As a child, he attended Columbia-area public Schools, and later earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina, in addition to becoming a Silver Star infantry captain.

Starting in 1949 he taught Property, Conflicts of Law, and Jurisprudence at USC and was a visiting professor at New York University, Wayne State University, the University of Atlanta, Widener University, and Washington University in St. Louis.

He was named a University Chair Professor of Law in 1972 and David W. Robinson Professor of Law in 1977. He died March 24, 1988.

Painted by I. Nakao in 1979.

Located in the Reading Room.

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