Chafee at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
U.S. legal scholar. Born in Providence, R.I., he graduated from Harvard Law School and joined its faculty in 1916. Concerned about the restrictions on freedom of speech imposed in World War I, he wrote Freedom of Speech (1920), which became a leading text of U.S. libertarian thought. Chafee became recognized as an expert on civil liberties, influencing L. Brandeis and O. W. Holmes, Jr. He was also an authority on equity, negotiable instruments, and antitrust law.