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GLASER, JULIUS ANTON (JOSHUA GLASER):

Austrian jurist and statesman; born at Pöstelberg, Bohemia, March 19, 1831; died at Vienna Dec. 26, 1886. After taking the degree of Ph. D. at Zurich (1849) and that of LL.D. at Vienna (1854), he became privat-docent of jurisprudence at the latter university in 1854, assistant professor in 1856, and professor in 1860. In 1871 he entered the Auersperg cabinet as secretary of justice. Resigning this office in 1879, he was appointed attorney-general at the Vienna Court of Cassation, which position he held until his death. From 1871 to 1879 he represented Vienna in the House of Representatives as a member of the Liberal party, and later became a member of the House of Lords. He was a convert to Christianity.

Glaser was an authority on Austrian law, and has written many well-known works, among which may be mentioned: "Das Englisch-Schottische Strafverfahren," Vienna, 1850; "Abhandlungen aus dem Oesterrechischen Strafrecht," ib. 1858; "Anklage, Wahrspruch, und Rechtsmittel im Englischen Schwurgerichtsverfahren," Erlangen, 1866; "Gesammelte Kleinere Schriften über Strafrecht, Zivilund Strafprozess," Vienna, 1868, 2d ed. 1883; "Studien zum Entwurf des Oesterreichischen Strafgesetzes über Verbrechen uud Vergehen," ib. 1871; "Schwurgeichtliche Erörterungen," ib. 1875; "Beiträge zur Lehre vom Beweis im Strafprozess," Leipsic, 1883; "Handbuch des Strafprozesses," ib. 1883-1885. With J. Unger and J. von Walther he published "Sammlung von Zivilrechtlichen Entscheidungen des K. K. Obersten Gerichtshofs," Vienna, 1857-1883; and with Stubenrauch and Nowak he edited the "Allgemeine Oesterreichische Gerichtszeitung."

Bibliography:
  • Unger, Julius Glaser, Vienna, 1886;
  • Meyers Konversations-Lexikon.
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