Gerald Gunther, 75, the author of the standard American...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 03, 2002

Gerald Gunther, 75, the author of the standard American law school casebook Constitutional Law who was mentioned as a Supreme Court prospect, died in San Francisco on Tuesday of lung cancer.

Mr. Gunther was born in 1927 in Usingen, Germany, near Frankfurt.

From 1956 to 1962 he was a faculty member at Columbia University School of Law until he was lured away to teach at Stanford, where he was a faculty member the next 40 years.

Mr. Gunther was an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court. A poll issued in 1987 by New York Law Journal ranked him as the "best qualified" choice for appointment to the Supreme Court.

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