DanMeadorDaniel John Meador, James Monroe Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia, was born in Selma, Alabama, in 1926. He attended The Citadel, was graduated from Auburn University and the University Law School, and received the degree of Master of Laws from Harvard University.
He served in Korea during the Korean War and was then a law clerk to Justice Hugo Black on the U.S. Supreme Court. After practicing law in Birmingham, Alabama, Meador joined the law faculty in 1957 at the University of Virginia, where he spent most of his career.
In 1965-66, he was a Fulbright Lecturer in England and from 1966 to 1970 was dean of the University of Alabama Law School. He then returned to the law faculty at the University of Virginia. During 1977-79, he was an Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Meador currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. He and his late wife, Jan, have three children and seven grandchildren.