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of ill health, he has remained in his position in the School of Law to
this day (1943). He served the College as dean for three years, 1919-
22. His work in the Law school well complemented that of Professor
Gulley, being of the nature of formal statement and lecture rather than
the Socratic method of question and answer of Gulley; in this in his
best days he had hardly a superior, as was often remarked by those of
his students who had taken earlier training in such law schools as
those of Harvard and Columbia University. His services well justified
the words of the committee, consisting of A. D. Ward and R. E.
Royall, in recommending him to the Trustees for election in May,
1906, as follows: "There is every reason to believe that he is a
splendidly equipped young lawyer, with an aptitude for imparting
knowledge, and with tact, energy and enthusiasms that will be very
valuable to the Law Department and incidentally very valuable to the
In the spring of 1916 Professor Timberlake was in feeble health,
and it was evident that he needed some time to recuperate his
strength; in fact, there was too much work in the department for any
two men, and in his report to the Trustees in May, 1916, Dean Gulley
requested an increase in the teaching force. For the summer the
services of Mr. John G. Mills were secured, but he did not remain
longer. On the opening of the regular session in September
Timberlake had not yet sufficiently recovered to take charge of his
classes, and he was voted a leave of absence and did not resume his
work until the spring. Accordingly, the Trustees were under the
necessity of acting with more speed than they would probably have
done otherwise in securing the additional professor of Law. On
October 5, 1916, following the recommendation of a committee and
their executive committee they elected Mr. R. B. White to the place.
His salary was to be $2,000, and at the same time the salary of
Professor Gulley was increased from $1,800 to $2,000. The fees of
the summer school were to be divided, as heretofore, three-fifths to
Dean Gulley and two-fifths to his helpers. Mr. White was graduated
from the College with the degree of Master of Arts in 1891; and had
been a graduate student in Law in the same, 1895-97; he
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