Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (December 7, 1885 – February 8, 1957), was Professor of Law, judicial philosopher and civil rights advocate. Serving for 40 years on the faculty of Harvard Law School, he was lifelong friends with Claude Branch, who encouraged Chafee in his early years to study the law. 

Mr. Branch signed a copy of Mr. Chafee's book, also providing brief comment throughout the volume.  

In 1920, Mr. Chafee published a book entitled Freedom of Speech, dedicated to United States District Judge Learned Hand. 

Sayles Hall, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

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