The David J. Langum, Sr. Legal Papers, 1968-1978 document Langum's ten-year tenure in San José, California as a practicing
attorney and resident. The papers consist of complete legal files and a sampling of other legal cases. Langum is a lawyer,
legal historian, law professor and prolific writer. He is also the founder of the Langum Charitable Trust, which awards travel
grants to researchers and gives out annual awards for historical fiction and legal histories.
David J. Langum, Sr. is a lawyer, legal historian, law professor and writer. Born in 1940 to John K. and Virginia Langum,
he attended Dartmouth College for a degree in history, and Stanford University for his law degree. He practiced law in San
José from 1968 to 1978 as a partner of Christenson, Hedemark, Langum & O'Keefe, and completed a master's degree in history
at San José State University in 1976. Langum continued his education at the University of Michigan for a LL.M. and S.J.D.
in legal history.
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