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Our History: Former Faculty [Fall 2020 - this site is under construction as we update this list]: Eager, George Boardman, Jr. (1911-1942)

Tenured faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law through its history.

George Boardman Eager, Jr., 1911-1942

George Boardman Eager

George Boardman Eager received a B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1910. After practicing law in Louisville, Kentucky, Eager joined the law school faculty as an adjunct professor in 1911. He became an associate professor in 1915 and full professor in 1916. Eager played a key role in Lile’s term as Dean by assisting him in the discharge of administrative responsibilities. He later became the first assistant dean of the Law School, a position which he filled from 1932-36. He served as acting dean from 1931-32 and 1936-37. As a professor, Eager taught such subjects as administrative law, agency, admiralty, insurance, bankruptcy, and damages. During the 1918-19 session, he taught French in the student army training corps of UVA. His former law student Jack Ritchie has credited him for his “selfless devotion to the University of Virginia, particularly its Law School” and his “willingness to perform the nitty-gritty that had to be done if the law school was to function.” He died in 1942.



Set-Off of Bank Deposit Against Indebtedness under the Bankruptcy Act, 10 Va. L. Rev. 575 (1924).


Principles of American Law: Lecture No. 2, Domestic Relations (Chattanooga Correspondence School of Law, 1916).

Review of Scott, Fundamentals of Procedure in Actions at Law, 10 Va. L. Rev. 172-174 (1923).

Review of Holbrook & Aigler, Cases on Bankruptcy, 2d ed., 76 U. Pa. L. Rev. 770-771 (1928).

Review of Britton, Cases on Bankruptcy, 15 Cornell L.Q. 675-676 (1930).

Review of Isaac, Facts about Bankruptcy, 24 Ill. L. Rev. 619-620 (1930).

Review of Madden, Handbook of the Law of Persons and Domestic Relations, 18 Va. L. Rev. 588-589 (1932).

Review of Long, Richards on the Law of Insurance, 4th ed., 19 Va. L. Rev. 754-757 (1933).

Review of Sturges, Cases on Administration of Debtors’ Estates, 46 Harv. L. Rev. 1204-1207 (1933).

Review of McCurdy, Cases on the Law of Persons and Domestic Relations, 2d ed., 47 Harv. L. Rev. 897-900 (1934).