Born: Jul. 31, 1844 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: Jan. 27, 1917 - New York City, New York, USA
The father of author John Rodrigo Dos Passos, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1865, after studying law privately, and shortly afterward began a law practice in New York City. In 1882, he published Treatise on the Law of Stockbrokers and Stock Exchange which became a standard work in the field. Dos Passos was one of the early organizers and developers of trust companies including the infamous Sugar Trust. He was naturally a staunch opponent of the Sherman Anti-Trust legislation. In 1907, he published The American Lawyer, an insightful work that recognized the harm that the legal profession was doing to America and called for the adoption of a more moral approach to the law within the profession. His other works include Commercial Trusts (1901), Anglo-Saxon Century and the Unification of the English-speaking People (1903), Legislation vs. Capital and Labor (1914) and Eight Hour Law (1916).
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The American Lawyer
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