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Daniel G. MacLeod


Dan MacLeod was born in Everett, Massachusetts in 1924. After graduation from high school, he served in the Army and was involved in various European campaigns. After the war, he attended Boston University and graduated from Boston University Law School in 1950. MacLeod practiced labor law in Ohio for over a decade, and then returned Boston University where he was a member of the law school faculty for 35 years. [Source: Ronald Cass, In Memoriam: Celebration of the Life of Daniel G. MacLeod, 78 b.U.L. Rev. 1 (1998)]

Dr. William MacLeod, Dan MacLeod's brother notes that, his brother "found in music and poetry among the most beautiful and effective ways of saying things. Though he was a very private person in many ways, he found in poetry a vehicle for expressing both knowledge and passion. Although he specifically asserted that he was not a poet, but a craftsman, his poems reveal depths of feeling which he did not or could not say in any other way." [Dr. William MacLeod, 78 B.U. L. Rev. 4, 5 (1998)]