Elected Member

Josiah M. Daniel, III

Dallas, TX
Vinson & Elkins LLP (Retired)
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, B.A., History, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
The University of Texas at Austin, M.A., History
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

I am a Retired Partner in Residence of Vinson & Elkins LLP in the Dallas office, and I am a Visiting Scholar of the History Department of The University of Texas at Austin. (My biography is here: http://blog-josiahmdaniel3.blogspot.com/2018/03/cv.html.)

My principal project today is to write the first full biography of Hatton W. Sumners, Congressman from Dallas for 17 terms and Chair of the House Judiciary Committee from 1931-1947. Portions of chapters are now in print. See Josiah M. Daniel, III, “What I Said Was ‘Here Is Where I Cash In’”: the Instrumental Role of Congressman Hatton Sumners in the Resolution of the 1937 Court-Packing Crisis, 54 UIC John Marshall Law Rev. 379 (2021), available here: https://repository.law.uic.edu/lawreview/vol54/iss2/1/; id., Congressman Hatton W. Sumners's 1928 Amendment to the Electoral Count Act, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4086905 (2022).

Forthcoming articles are:

--Cooptation of the Carmack Amendment by the Railroads, 1906-1917: A Study in Associational Lawyering, forthcoming in Northern Kentucky Law Review (2023); and

--"The MoUS[e] that Roared": The Manual of Usage and Style (Published by Texas Law Review) After a Half Century, forthcoming in Green Bag 2d (2022)

My other publications are listed in my C.V.:  blog-josiahmdaniel3.blogspot.com/2018/03/cv.html

Current working papers are:

--The Genesis of Municipal Bankruptcy:  Congressman Hatton Sumners and the Creation of Chapter IX of the Bankruptcy Act, 1934-1938; and

--“Our Very Useful and Honorable Profession”: The Texas Bar Association’s Uneven Pathway toward Professionalization of Texas Lawyers, 1882-1940


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Areas of Expertise
Bankruptcy Law
Corporate Law (Commercial Law)