Edward D. Osborn, Acting Dean 1907–1909,
Professor 1907–1913 and 1930–1941
Edward Delahay Osborn, acting dean 1907-1909, has the distinction of being the only dean who "read the law" which he did in the office of Rossington, Smith & Dallas in Topeka, Kansas. He was admitted to practice in Kansas in 1895 and became the law partner of Alex M. Harvey until 1905 and was later hired as an attorney for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Besides serving as acting dean from 1907-1909, Osborn taught at Washburn Law School until 1913 and from 1930-1941, when he retired due to health. The 1941 Kaw yearbook said he was "affectionately known as Daddy Osborn." Osborn had also taught from 1913-1918 at the University of Kansas School of Law. He was a native of Leavenworth, Kansas, born in 1871, and he attended Williams College in Massachusetts from 1890-1893.