Joseph Henry Zumbalen
Joseph Henry Zumbalen, professor of law in the Washington University
was born in St. Louis, July 4, 1861, a son of Henry and Augusta (Wurtz)
Zumbalen, the former a native of Oldenburg, Germany, while the latter was
born in Emmerich, in the Rhine province of Germany. The father came to the
new world in young manhood, and the mother crossed the Atlantic with her
parents when a maiden of twelve summers. Both settled in St. Louis where
they were subsequently married and-continued to reside until- called to
the home beyond.
Joseph Henry Zumbalen was educated in the Lutheran parochial school and in
the public schools of St. Louis, passing through consecutive grades to the
high school. He afterward attended the Washington University from which he
received his LL. B. degree in 1887. He later entered upon the practice of
law in partnership with Clinton Rowell and Franklin Ferriss, the latter
being subsequently a member of the state supreme court. Mr. Rowell died
about 1908 and Mr. Zumbalen continued his partnership with Judge Ferriss,
but in 1916 gave up the active work of the courts to accept the
professorship in law in the Washington University. He has since been
identified with this prominent institution and has displayed superior
ability in the educational fields.
||Mr. Zumbalen is a member of the
St. Louis, the Missouri State and the American Bar Associations and
enjoys the highest respect and good will of his professional
colleagues and. contemporaries. His political allegiance is given to
the republican party but he has never sought nor desired office,
preferring to concentrate his efforts and his energies upon his
professional interests. His knowledge of the principles of
jurisprudence is comprehensive and exact and he imparts with
clearness and forcefulness the knowledge which he has acquired. His
exposition of a legal principle is always cogent and impressive and
he is regarded as one of the leading representatives of the faculty
of the law department of Washington University.
Source: "Centennial History of Missouri (The Center
State) One Hundred Years In The Union 1820-1921" Vol 2 By Walter B.
Stevens St. Louis-Chicago The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1921.
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