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Wade H. Mccree, Jr., David L. Chambers Jan 1988

Wade H. Mccree, Jr., David L. Chambers

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At Wade McCree's funeral service in Detroit, Otis Smith introduced the many people who spoke. Mr. Smith reminded us that, when Wade ceased to be Solicitor General, he had many offers from law firms in Washington and New York. Wade, he said, turned the offers down and chose to remain in public service. When Mr. Smith made this statement, my first thought was, "Wade didn't stay in public service. He became a law professor." After all, for so many of us teachers, life is a wonderful self-indulgence, the opportunity to read and write just what we please. But ...