Faculty Behaving Oddly

Sources and Additional Reading

1920 U.S. Census, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, digital image, s.v. “John P. Tiernon.” Ancestry.com.

Brooklyn (NY) Citizen. “Court Verdict Suspends Two Boro Lawyers.” June 14, 1931.

Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle. “Dykman To Aid in Court Inquiry of Lawyers’ Acts.” November 9, 1929.

Buckley, John J. “Editorials – Prof. Tiernan’s Book.” Notre Dame Law Reporter 3, no. 1 (November 1921): 29.

Buffalo (NY) Courier. “Tiernans of Paternity Case Notoriety Found Living in ‘Village’ Hotel.” December 21, 1922.

Chicago Tribune. “Divorce Voided as Professor Takes a Bride.” November 26, 1922.

Chicago Tribune. “Prof. Tiernan’s ‘Complex’ Saved From Alienists.” January 14, 1923.

Chicago Tribune. “Tiernan Now Has Two Wives.” November 26, 1922.

Chicago Tribune. “Tiernans Joined Now ‘For Good’; May Go On Stage.” November 30, 1922.

Daily News (New York, NY). “In Again – Out Again, Now Gone Again Tiernans.” December 24, 1922.

Daily News (New York, NY). “Tiernan Here Forever – Aye! And For a Day.” December 10, 1922.

Edmundson, Delmar J. “Notre Dame’s Legal Renaissance.” Notre Dame Law Reporter 1, no. 1 (April 1920): 57–58.

Fletcher, Beulah Brown. “Analyst Cites Rule of ‘Like Seeking Like.’” South Bend News-Times. September 21, 1922.

Geisel, James. The Tiernan Affair. Stage production. Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind.: Moreau Little Theater, 2010. https://www.abouttheartists.com/productions/101108-the-tiernan-affair-at-moreau-little-theatre-2010.

Hughes, Andrew S. “Spotlights: James Geisel.” Arts Everywhere: Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, Ind., March 2012.

Indianapolis News. “Notre Dame Professor Weds.” April 10, 1915.

Indianapolis Star. “Brother of Notre Dame Professor to Assist in Poulin Prosecution.” September 8, 1922.

Los Angeles Times. “Obituaries.” October 27, 1996, sec. B.

Mikell, William. “Book Review: The Conflict of Laws by John P. Tiernan.” Penn. L. Rev. 70, no. 4 (May 1922): 355.

New York Law School. Student Ledger, Book 6, 1912. https://digitalcommons.nyls.edu/ledger_book_6/64.

New York Times. “‘I Am Mrs. Tiernan,’ Says Mrs. Brimmer.” November 29, 1922.

New York Times. “2 Lawyers Suspended.” June 14, 1931.

New York Times. “5 Richmond Lawyers Are Cited By Court.” October 11, 1930.

New York Times. “J.P. Tiernan Here For A New Start.” December 9, 1922.

New York Times. “J.P. Tiernan’s Trial Begins.” January 23, 1931.

New York Times. “John P. Tiernan Dead.” March 6, 1935.

New York Times. “Mrs. Tiernan Now Sues For Divorce.” October 8, 1922.

New York Times. “Mrs. Tiernan Tells of Poulin Affair.” September 7, 1922.

New York Times. “New Rift Menaces Tiernan Harmony.” November 28, 1922.

New York Times. “Poulin Is Acquitted in Paternity Trial.” October 1, 1922.

New York Times. “Says Poulin Admitted Paternity Charge.” September 21, 1922.

New York Times. “Tiernan Files Suit Against Last Wife.” December 11, 1922.

New York Times. “Tiernan Goes Back to His First Wife.” November 27, 1922.

New York Times. “Tiernan Wed Again, Divorce Set Aside.” November 26, 1922.

Notre Dame Scholastic. “Local News.” October 10, 1914.

Notre Dame Scholastic. “Under the Dome.” March 4, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “‘Man as Well as Woman Must Pay,’ Mrs. Tiernan Declares.” September 8, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “‘You’re a Liar,’ Accuser Shrieks at Poulin.” September 26, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Accuser Suffers Collapse.” September 26, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Alibi for Poulin Offered by Wife on Witness Stand.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Arrest of Poulin Follows Tiernan’s Charges Saturday.” September 3, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Await Judge’s Decision as to Child’s Father.” September 30, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Bar Public From Court Room.” September 23, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Board of Works Prohibits Spectators at Hearing of Tiernan-Poulin Baby Case.” September 23, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Breaks Poulin Testimony.” September 27, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Bulletin.” November 26, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “City Fathers Object To Use Of Chambers For Hearing.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Clergyman May Be Witness in Paternity Case.” September 17, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Correspondence Bride of a Day.” November 28, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Counsel for Defense.” September 27, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Crowds, Kept from Scene of Hearing, Pass Judgment on Two Principals.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Decision Ends Long Ordeal.” October 1, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Denies ‘Love Trysts.’” September 26, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Dr. Rauschenberg to Introduce Practice of Dr. Abram’s Theories.” September 30, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Final Witnesses for Both Parties on Stand Tuesday.” September 27, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Goes on Stand as Initial Witness for Defense Side.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Harry Poulin Defends His Innocence on Witness Stand.” September 26, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Harry Poulin to Take Stand in Own Defense.” September 16, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Hearing Today May Be Climax in Poulin Case.” September 18, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Intimate Details of Romance Given by Mrs. Tiernan.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Joins N.D. Law Faculty.” October 8, 1914.

South Bend News-Times. “Judge Discharges Defendant, Flays Both Principals.” October 1, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Lawyers’ Grilling Fails to Change Mrs. Tiernan’s Story; Repeats Details of Charges.” September 20, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Listening to the Judge’s Decision.” October 1, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Love for Tiernan Reborn by Trial, Wife Intimates.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “May Be Next Witness Called.” September 21, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Mrs. Poulin Is First Witness for Defendant.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Mrs. Poulin Sobs as Sister, Star Witness, Faints.” September 24, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Mrs. Poulin, Wife of Accused Man, Disclaims Testimony Given by Tiernans.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Mrs. Tiernan Reiterates Story of Her Illicit Romance.” September 20, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Mrs. Tiernan Tells Detailed Story of Transgression.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Mrs. Tiernan to Face Ordeal of Hearing Calmly.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Mrs. Tiernan To Fight Her Case Through to End.” September 12, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Mrs. Tiernan to Leave City After Verdict Is Given.” September 29, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “New Attorney Joins Defense Contd.” September 11, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “News-Times Camera Man Snaps Court Room Scene as Judge Renders Verdict in Tiernan-Poulin Case.” October 1, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “No Sign of Recognition Shown as Accuser and Accused Touch Elbows in Court.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Offers Alibi for Husband on Nights Mrs. Tiernan Charged They Held Their Love Trysts.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Other Relatives of Poulin Take Stand in His Behalf.” September 24, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Outcome of Paternity Case May Cause Final Separation of Tiernans.” September 20, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Plan Open Trial of Tiernan Baby Case on Monday.” September 15, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Police Protect Poulin Home.” October 10, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Poulin Forgotten as Crowd in Court Room Shows Sympathy to Mrs. Tiernan, Broken by Ruling.” October 1, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Poulin Hearing Almost Certain To Be Delayed.” September 14, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Poulin Leaving Court Room.” September 15, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Poulin’s Kin Faints.” September 26, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Poulin’s Wife to His Rescue.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Principals Leaving Court.” September 27, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Principals Rest after Verdict; Appeal Likely.” October 1, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Prof. Tiernan Declares on Stand That Poulin Admitted Being Child’s Father.” September 21, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Prof. Tiernan Disappointed at Delay in Poulin Hearing.” September 6, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Prof. Tiernan to Resume Duties at University Today.” September 28, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Professor Recounts Effort to Make Accused Man Pay.” September 21, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Professor Repudiates Child.” September 3, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Reconciliation Not Assured.” September 24, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Relatives of Poulin Appear as Witnesses.” September 23, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Relatives of Poulin Appear on Witness Stand Friday.” September 23, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Relatives of Poulin Testify.” September 24, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Revoke’s Tiernan’s Divorce.” November 26, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Rush to Scene after Message Conveys Threat.” October 10, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Says Poulin Admitted Guilt.” September 21, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tells Court of ‘Unholy Love.’” September 19, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tests of Eyes May Aid Court in ‘Baby’ Case.” September 9, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Three Chief Witnesses for Defense Include Harry Poulin, His Wife and Leah Hankey.” September 23, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tiernan Fighting for Integrity and Morality of Home.” September 4, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tiernan Ready to Present Evidence at Hearing Today.” September 5, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tiernan Still Holds Forth as Prodigal Mate.” November 28, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tiernan Tells of Confronting Him in January.” September 21, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tiernans Again Happy; Prepare ‘Turkey’ Dinner Part 1.” November 30, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tiernans May Separate After Hearing Closes.” September 24, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Tiernans Reconciled.” November 27, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “To Ask Second Venue Change Contd.” September 13, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “To Hear Case.” September 16, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Wife of Professor Relates Poulin’s Alleged Misdeeds.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Witness Again Tells Story of Illicit Love.” September 20, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Witness and Scene at Hearing.” September 24, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Woman Undergoes Gruelling Examination By Attorneys.” September 20, 1922.

South Bend News-Times. “Woman’s Testimony Unshaken.” September 20, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Call Mrs. Tiernan Back.” September 26, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “City Hall Is in Confusion as Case Opens.” September 18, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Court Room Scenes During Tiernan-Poulin Hearing.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Divorce Takes Hour.” November 24, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “DuComb Gets Tiernan Case – Mishawaka Girl Threatens Start of Similar Courtroom Fray.” September 14, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Harry Poulin Hears Mrs. Tiernan Tell in Detail of Their Sensational Affair.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Higher Court May Try Tiernan Paternity Tilt.” September 28, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Legal Heads Ready For Tiernan Trial.” September 15, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “May Impeach Mrs. Poulin.” September 22, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Mrs. Augusta Tiernan Relates Amazing Story in Court.” November 26, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Mrs. John P. Tiernan in Exclusive Interview Sounds Warning to Young People.” September 6, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Mrs. Tiernan Collapses.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Mrs. Tiernan in Tears as Crowds Storm Court Room and Delay Opening of Trial Proceedings.” September 18, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Mrs. Tiernan Tells Story of Her Shame.” September 19, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Name City Judge for Baby Case.” September 14, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Near Fist Fight in Court.” September 20, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “New Law May Rule In Tiernan Divorce Suit.” November 22, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Notre Dame Announces Complete Faculty List.” September 10, 1921.

South Bend Tribune. “Notre Dame Announces Complete Faculty List.” September 10, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Police Officers Should Have Knowledge of Laws.” April 28, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Poulin and Professor’s Wife Awaiting Decision.” September 29, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Poulin Seeks Venue Change During Trial.” September 12, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Prof. Tiernan Quits Case.” September 11, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Serious Charge Made Against Harry Poulin.” September 3, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Society.” April 18, 1921.

South Bend Tribune. “Tiernan Crazy, Relative Says; Seeks Arrest.” December 2, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Tiernan Decree Not by Default.” November 11, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Tiernan Dies.” March 6, 1935.

South Bend Tribune. “Tiernan Divorce Revoked.” November 26, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Tiernan-Poulin Hearing Develops Into Most Dramatic Battle Between Attorneys.” September 20, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Tiernans Finally Leave City; Lecture Tour Is Planned.” December 1, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Tiernans Lose Decision.” September 30, 1922.

South Bend Tribune. “Wife Says She Will Make Her Fight Unaided.” September 11, 1922.

Telegraph Leader (Dubuque, IA). “Poulin Affair Won’t Break Up Family Circle.” September 24, 1922.

Tiernan, John P. “A National Divorce Law.” Notre Dame Law Reporter 2, no. 3 (April 1921): 39–41.

Tiernan, John P. Conflict of Laws. Chicago: Callaghan & Co., 1921.

Times Union (Brooklyn, NY). “Charge of Gunplay Denied by Lawyer.” January 23, 1931.

Times Union (Brooklyn, NY). “Tiernan, Disbarred Lawyer, Reinstated.” October 7, 1932.

Vancouver Daily World. “Telling the News With Pictures.” December 16, 1922.

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  1. EBK says:

    Another great story!

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