Viewing Howard S. Abbott (1864-1944).
Howard Strickland Abbott died on January 7, 1944, leaving a remarkable legacy: From 1897 to 1928 he taught corporation law at the University of Minnesota Law School. Between 1898 and 1913 he researched, wrote and edited eight textbooks and treatises on corporation law, including the 3 volume Law of Municipal Corporations (1908). He was the Special Master and later Commissioner of Chancery of the Federal Court in Minnesota, presiding over the reorganization of many railroad companies from 1897 through the 1920s. When he returned home from the classroom or the courtroom, he wrote poetry and studied genealogy. In memorial services for the Hennepin County Bar Association, a former student Louis H. Joss recalled his teacher: