Nebraska Authors

William F. Swindler

Born 1913

Died 1984

One-time journalist and Dean of the Journalism School at the University of Nebraska in the early 1950s, Swindler then took a law degree from the University of Nebraska and transformed himself into a leading scholar of the U.S. Constitution. He taught at the College of William and Mary from 1958 until retirement and his obituary as a leading constitutional scholar appeared in the New York Times at his death in 1984.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
St. Louis, MO
Williamsburg, VA

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Journalism; Law; Constitutional Law; Legal History; United States History


Director, UNL School of Journalism
Professor of Constitutional Law

Places Worked

St. Louis Star-Times
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Lincoln Journal
University of Nebraska School of Journalism, Lincoln, NE
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law


Partial listing only:

Problems of Law in Journalism. 1955.
Court and Constitution in The Twentieth Century: The Old Legality 1932-1968. 1970.
Court and Constitution in The Twentieth Century: The New Legality 1932-1968. 1970.
Court and Constitution in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Interpretation. 1974.

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