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Lawyers and Poetry

Dwight Gaylord McCarty

(1878- )

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Dwight G. McCarty, Horizons Unlimited: Selected Poems
(Emmetsburg, Iowa: Gaylord Co., 1967)

"Dwight McCarty was born at Sioux City, Iowa in 1878. He graduated from Emmetsburg High School (1897), Grinnell College (1901) and Harvard Law School (1904). In 1904 he joined his father George B. McCarty 's law firm (McCarty & McCarty) in Emmetsburg. He remained in practice in Emmetsburg throughout his career. McCarty was the author of numerous books and articles on legal and historical topics. Many of his publications dealt with lawyers and law office management and with the history of Palo Alto County, the state of Iowa and the town of Emmetsburg."

[Bio/History (note), Dwight Gaylord McCarty Papers, Special Collections, State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa]


Dwight G. McCarty, Horizons Unlimited: Selected Poems (Emmetsburg, Iowa: Gaylord Co., 1967)


Dwight Gaylord McCarty, Psychology and the Law (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1960)

___________________, Stories of Pioneer Life on the Iowa Prairie (Emmetsburg, Iowa: Emmetsburg Pub. Co., 1973)

___________________, Manual of Standard Practice Instructions for Law Offices (Mason City, Iowa: Klipto Loose Leaf Co., 1951)

___________________, McCarty Iowa Probate Law, Practice and Forms (Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1942) [McCarty Iowa Probate (Mundelein, Illinois: Callaghan, 1964-1965)]

___________________, Iowa Pleading, Principles and Forms (Chicago: Callaghan and Co., 1934)(1953)

___________________, Psychology for the Lawyer (New York: Prentice-Hall, 1929)(New York: Da Capo Press, 1981)

___________________, Iowa Applied Evidence (Chicago: Callaghan, 1927)

___________________, Law Office Management (New York: Prentice-Hall, 1926)(1940)(1946)(3rd ed., 1955)(Mason City, Iowa: Klipto Print. and Office Supply, 1976)

___________________, History of Palo Alto County, Iowa (Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Torch Press, 1910)(1977)

___________________, The Territorial Governors of the Old Northwest: A Study in Territorial Administration (Iowa City, Iowa: State historical Society of Iowa, 1910)

___________________, History of the Tariff in the United States (Emmetsburg, Iowa: Tribune Pub. Co., 1909)

___________________, Early Social and Religious Experiments in Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1902)

Research Resources

Dwight Gaylord McCarty Papers
Special Collections, State Historical Society of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa