Arthur T. Safford Jr. ’26-’28 of West Hartford, Conn., died Jan. 8, 2003.
Morris M. Cohn ’27 of Schenectady, N.Y., died Oct. 3, 2002. A practicing attorney in Schenectady for more than 60 years, he was elected a district attorney in Schenectady County in 1958. He previously had served on the New York Supreme Court and was a judge of the Schenectady Police Court. He received the Alumni Gold Medal for services meritorious to Union College and, in 1994, was awarded an honorary doctorate of law from the college. He was also a board member of the United Jewish Federation of Northeast New York.
L. Welch Pogue S.J.D. ’27 of Chevy Chase, Md., died May 10, 2003. A civil aviation pioneer and chairman of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board from 1942 to 1946, he was one of the architects of U.S. commercial aviation policy during and after WWII. In 1944, he represented the United States at the International Civil Aviation Conference, where delegates from 55 nations negotiated how post-WWII international commercial aviation would be governed. In 1946, he started his own law firm, Pogue & Neal, in Washington, D.C., which later merged to become Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. From 1967 to 1979, he was managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office, retiring in 1981. Early in his career, he practiced at Ropes, Gray, Boyden & Perkins in Boston, helping establish an office in Paris in 1930 and later practicing in the New York office. In 1994, the L. Welch Pogue Award for Aviation Achievement was established in his honor by Aviation Week, and he was named its first recipient. At the age of 90, he published a genealogy book that won seven awards.
David M. Owens Jr. ’29-’30 of Acton, Mass., died May 4, 2003. A longtime resident of Jamaica Plain and Braintree, he was counsel to the Massachusetts State Senate, was appointed assistant Senate counsel in 1949 and retired in 1971 as acting Senate counsel. In 1936, he was elected a representative to the state Legislature, and he later practiced law as a partner at Linehan and Owens. He was a judge advocate in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII and was present at the Nuremberg Trials. He was discharged in 1946 as a major.
Carl Miller ’29-’31 of Delray Beach, Fla., died Feb. 3, 2003. He was an assistant principal for the Boston School Department and a lecturer and course consultant in mathematics for Northeastern University’s evening division. He was also chairman of the board of directors of Temple Emeth in Delray Beach.
Benjamin C. Sigal ’30 of Honolulu died March 12, 2003. A labor attorney, he was a pioneer in Hawaii labor law and a civil rights advocate. He practiced law on the East Coast before moving to Hawaii in 1966 and becoming a partner at Shim, Sigal, Tam & Naito, where he represented a number of unions. He was also a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii and an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law.
Duncan Howlett ’31 of Center Lovell, Maine, died May 19, 2003. He was a Unitarian minister and civil rights activist, serving as minister of All Souls Church in Washington, D.C., from 1958 to 1968. In 1963, he participated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, heading a contingent of 1,500 Unitarians. He wrote several books, including “No Greater Love: The James Reeb Story,” about his former associate minister who was beaten to death in Selma, Ala., in 1965, after participating in a civil rights demonstration. He previously served as minister of the First Church in Boston for 12 years and at churches in New Bedford and Salem, Mass. From 1940 to 1962, he was a member of Harvard University Overseer’s Committee to Visit the Divinity School. After retiring from the ministry in 1968, he joined Hubert Humphrey’s presidential campaign staff, and he later organized and was the first president of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine.
Richard P. Norton ’33 of San Francisco died Oct. 22, 2002. He was a partner at Wallace, Garrison, Norton & Ray, specializing in taxation and corporate law.
Frank A. Cardamone Jr. ’33-’34 of New Hartford, N.Y., died March 19, 2003. He worked in his family’s business, A. Cardamone & Sons, and was a member of many clubs and organizations in Utica and the Syracuse area. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Arthur M. Chaite ’34 of Hanover, N.H., died June 25, 2003. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., before moving to New York and Woodstock, Vt.
Victor R. King ’34 of Plainfield, N.J., died April 18, 2003. He practiced law in Newark, Plainfield and North Plainfield until his retirement in 2000 at the age of 91. He was a trustee of the New Jersey Bar Association and president of the Plainfield and Union County bar associations. A charter member of the Union County Ethics Committee, he was also on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics. He was a Union County park commissioner, an attorney for the Plainfield Board of Education, a trustee of the Fanwood Community Foundation and a longtime member of the Plainfield Shakespeare Society. He served with distinction in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a combat information officer on the USS Gyatt.
Louis A. Russo ’34 of Upper Montclair, N.J., died Dec. 12, 2002. He was chief counsel for Chase Manhattan Bank and a partner at Mudge Rose in New York City.
Albert E. Buyers Jr. ’35 of Buffalo, N.Y., died Feb. 6, 2002. He was president of Jamerica Energy Holding Corp., an oil refinery in Buffalo. From 1960 to 1962, he was commissioner of Niagara Frontier Port Authority. He was also president of New York State Motor Truck Association and president and treasurer of Crushed Aggregates, World Wide Resources and Funding Corp., and Krytor Inc. From 1942 to 1945, he served as a captain in the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
James B. Gordon ’35 of Chestertown, Md., died March 25, 2003. He founded a national consulting business, Lawyers Search Consultant, based in Washington, D.C., and was a longtime employee of the Bendix Corp. in Detroit. He joined Bendix in 1944 and served as corporate secretary and general counsel before retiring in 1971. Earlier, he had worked at the New York City law firms of Satterlee & Warfield and Hughes, Hubbard & Reed.
G. Scott Hogg LL.M. ’35 of Atlanta died April 25, 2003.
Alfred Ogden ’35 of Stonington, Conn., and New York City died March 21, 2003. In his career, he was of counsel to the New York City law firms of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol and a partner at Alexander & Green. He served as a trustee or director of many organizations, including the Fay School, the Population Reference Bureau, the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, Mystic Seaport Museum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Robert College of Istanbul, Turkey. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Joseph A. Smith ’35-’36 of Rutland, Mass., died May 25, 2003. He was a special agent with the FBI and was sheriff of Worcester County from 1962 to 1977. He instituted the first county work-release program in Massachusetts, was president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association and was vice president of the National Jail Association. From 1941 to 1962, he was a firearms and police instructor. He also worked for the Boston Legal Aid Society and as an attorney and claims investigator for Aetna Casualty & Surety.
Allen H. Berkman ’36 of Pittsburgh died May 29, 2003. A labor lawyer, he was a founding member of Berkman, Ruslander, Pohl, Lieber & Engel. He most recently practiced as of counsel with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. He served on various health care-related boards and was a member or trustee of many civic organizations, including the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Jewish Committee and the Pittsburgh Symphony Society, where he endowed a violin chair in memory of his wife.
Medford J. Brown ’36 of Bryn Mawr, Pa., died March 27, 2003. He was owner of Maryland Coal & Coke Co. in Philadelphia and later Haverford. After graduating from HLS, he briefly worked at a law firm before joining his family’s business. He served as president of the Citizens Crime Commission in Philadelphia in the 1960s. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Office in Dayton, Ohio.
John Clarke Kane ’36 of Swampscott, Mass., died June 3, 2003. He practiced in the areas of corporate litigation, bankruptcy, labor negotiations, workers’ compensation and estate planning at Powers & Hall in Boston from the mid-1940s until 1995. Later, he was counsel and trustee at Warner & Stackpole until 2002. He was president of the Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead from 1976 to 1977, a member of the planning and building committees for what is now Swampscott High School and a longtime member of Swampscott Town Meeting. From 1941 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Albert Pratt ’36 of Key Largo, Fla., and Osterville, Mass., died May 16, 2003. He was a senior partner of Paine Webber and an assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy in the Eisenhower administration. He had a long career at Paine Webber, now UBS Financial Services Inc., joining the firm in 1946 and later becoming a director of the firm and chairman of Paine Webber International. He was also president of Paine Webber Properties, a real estate investment subsidiary he helped found. In 1954, he left the firm for three years to work in Washington, D.C., where he was on a Pentagon committee that drew up a new code of conduct for prisoners of war. He was a governor of the New York Stock Exchange and president of Investment Bankers Association. A trustee of the Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and the Dexter School in Brookline, Mass., he was also a member of the visiting committee of the Harvard Board of Overseers and a director of the Harvard Alumni Fund. During WWII, he served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and received the Legion of Merit award.
Allen A. Schaefer ’36 of Denver died March 15, 2003. An attorney in private practice, he practiced real estate law until he was almost 90 years old.
Arthur J. Friedman ’36Ð’37 of New York City died Oct. 15, 2002. He was president of Equitable Diamond Co. in New York City.
George F. Mahoney ’36-’38 of Jamaica Plain, Mass., died Jan. 12, 2003. He was an attorney for the Boston Housing Authority and treasurer for the Boston College Varsity Club. During WWII, he was an ensign in the U.S. Navy.
John J. McLaughlin ’36-’38 of Chestnut Hill, Mass., died March 14, 2003. He was a sole legal practitioner, specializing in probate, real estate and corporate law and representing several Catholic charities, schools and nonprofit institutions. During WWII, he was a special agent for the FBI, working on anti-espionage efforts in the Midwest. He was active in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, was a director of the Charlestown Cooperative Bank and was president of Para Tours Inc., which pioneered access for the disabled in the 1950s.
Timothy H. Donohue ’37 of Atlantis, Fla., died May 3, 2003. Formerly of Wellesley, Mass., he practiced civil litigation for 45 years, representing railroads, trucking companies and automotive manufacturers, as well as employers, before the Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board. He worked at the Boston law firms of Hale, Sanderson, Byrnes & Morton and Sherburne, Powers & Needham. He was a fellow of the American Trial Lawyers and a longtime member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners.
Louis McClennen ’37 of Phoenix and Harwich, Mass., died May 29, 2003. An Arizona tax attorney, he was president of Allen, McClennen & Fels and a partner at Fennimore, Craig, Allen & McClennen. After graduating from HLS, he practiced at Nutter, McClennen & Fish in Boston. An adjunct professor of federal taxation at Arizona State University Law School and president of the university’s Law Society, he wrote “Arizona Estate Tax” and co-wrote “Arizona Income Tax Regulations.” He was a director of a number of professional and civic organizations. During WWII, he was a major in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Frederic H. Poor Jr. ’37 of Littleton, Colo., died May 30, 2003. He was a partner at Peck Sprague & Poor in Oyster Bay, N.Y., specializing in trust and estate law.
James V. Williams Jr. ’37-’38 of Colorado Springs, Colo., died April 9, 2003.
Richard W. Emory ’38 of Lutherville Timonium, Md., died June 9, 2003. A Baltimore lawyer, he led statewide efforts to ban slot machines as head of a commission appointed by Gov. J. Millard Tawes in 1962. A longtime partner at Venable, Baetjer and Howard, he joined the firm in 1945, retiring in 1981. In 1947, he left the firm for a brief time to serve as deputy attorney general in Maryland. He was first chairman of the Baltimore Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, president of the board of trustees of the Gilman School and board chairman of Morgan State University in Baltimore. During WWII, he served under Adm. Chester W. Nimitz in the Pacific, working in strategic intelligence. He received the Bronze Star and earned the rank of lieutenant commander.
Ross P. Staples ’38-’39 of Easton, Mass., died April 19, 2003. A real estate entrepreneur, he owned Willow Tree Apartments in South Easton for 35 years. He was president of the Attleboro Area Council of Churches and chairman of the Republican Town Committee in North Attleboro. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. On Oct. 24, 1944, he played a part in helping save over 1,300 men aboard the USS Princeton during the Battle for Leyte Gulf. He later served in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1946 to 1952.
Donald R. Kennedy ’39 of Westfield, N.J., died Jan. 12, 2003.
Stanley L. Levin ’39 of Waterbury, Conn., died March 28, 2003. He worked for many years for the Department of Income Maintenance for the state of Connecticut.
Homer Waterhouse ’39 of Kennebunk, Maine, died May 29, 2003. A partner at Waterhouse, Spencer and Carroll, he was also president and director of Kennebunk Savings and Loan Association, chairman of the board of directors of Pepperell Trust Co. and Pepperell Investments, and a director of Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He served in the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance as a lieutenant commander in Washington, D.C., during WWII.
B. Abbott Goldberg ’40 of Sacramento, Calif., died May 10, 2003. He was a Sacramento superior court judge and chief deputy director of the California Department of Water Resources. From 1948 to 1961, as deputy and later assistant state attorney general, he oversaw the state’s interest in the Central Valley Project, a system of more than 20 dams and 500 miles of canals in California’s Central Valley. He also successfully argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, which gave the state more power to oversee water projects that affect smaller water districts and private landowners. For 25 years, he was a scholar-in-residence at the McGeorge School of Law Center for Advanced Legal Studies and Policy. He was also an honorary fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and a member of the Order of the Coif. During WWII, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Lenard H. Mandel ’40 of New York City died July 11, 2003. Formerly of Scarsdale, N.Y., he was of counsel at White & Case in Manhattan, representing local and international real estate clients. He joined the firm as a partner in 1987, after serving as senior partner at Paskus, Gordon & Mandel. A board member of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, he was also secretary to the board of the Durst Organization. He served in the U.S. military from 1942 to 1945, attaining the rank of major and earning three Battle Stars.
Harry J. Hogan Jr. ’40-’41 of Arlington, Va., died Feb. 17, 2003. He helped create and served on the board of the National Volunteer Center, which merged with President George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light Foundation in 1991. He also helped establish the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship and the National Peace Foundation.
James A. MacGregor ’40-’41 of Portland, Ore., died July 4, 2002.
David Beck ’41 of Short Hills, N.J., died April 3, 2003. A tax law expert and authority on New Jersey tax matters, in 1971 he helped found the New Jersey law firm now known as Sills Cummis Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross. He wrote “New Jersey Inheritance and Estate Taxes” and “Collected Studies in Federal Taxation, 1945-1975.” He was in private practice in New Jersey in the 1950s and 1960s, before forming a law firm with Herbert Gannet in 1964. Earlier, he was an attorney for the Justice Department’s tax division. He also served as chairman of the Committee on Federal Taxation for the New Jersey State Bar Association, taught at Rutgers Law School, Newark, and was on the advisory committee of the Institute on Federal Taxation at New York University.
Eugene H. Buder ’41 of Ladue, Mo., died Nov. 21, 2002. A civil rights advocate, he had a general law practice and held leadership positions in the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri beginning in 1946. In 1948, he represented the organization before the U.S. Supreme Court in a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of Shelley v. Kraemer, which abolished racially restrictive covenants. The ACLU of Eastern Missouri recently established the Eugene Buder Spirit of Liberty Award for volunteerism in his honor. He served as general counsel for the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and was a trustee of the National Urban League. From 1962 to 1987, he was an honorary consul of the Netherlands, and he received the Order of Orange Nassau from Queen Juliana. He served as a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Forces, flying bombing missions over Germany during WWII.
Arnold D. Roseman ’41 of Scarsdale, N.Y., died April 17, 2003. A criminal defense lawyer and commissioner of the New York State Investigation Commission, he served five terms as Westchester County supervisor and was acting city judge in the City Court of New Rochelle. He was also president of New Rochelle Lions Club. He served in the U.S Army and Air Force.
George H. Windsor ’41 of Washington, D.C., died Nov. 26, 2002. He was an attorney with Cobb Howard Hayes & Windsor in Washington, D.C.
Richard L. Merrick ’43 of Evanston, Ill., died June 18, 2003. He was a bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Illinois for about 12 years and president of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Earlier in his career, he worked as an attorney with Isham, Lincoln & Beale and as a bank officer with the Continental Illinois National Bank. Later in life, he took courses on foreign affairs at Northwestern University and tutored first-graders in Wilmette, Ill. During WWII, he served in the Pacific.
Jose Trias-Monge ’44 of San Juan, Puerto Rico, died June 24, 2003. He was a chief justice of Puerto Rico from 1974 until 1985. He helped draft the 1952 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, serving as undersecretary and later secretary of justice from 1949 to 1957. He wrote on legal subjects and published the five-volume “Constitutional History of Puerto Rico.” In 1997, he wrote “Puerto Rico: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World.”
Charles L. Kramer ’46 of Armonk, N.Y., died July 8, 2002. He was of counsel at McLaughlin & Stern, Ballen & Ballen, specializing in estate and trust law.
Marvin Mohl ’46 of Issaquah, Wash., died June 5, 2003. An attorney and property developer, he developed Gilman Village, a specialty shopping village of more than 40 shops and eight restaurants in Seattle’s Eastside. Earlier, he was a partner at Stimson Bullitt. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Samuel T. Lawton Jr. ’47 of Highland Park, Ill., died May 22, 2003. He was a mayor of Highland Park and a partner at Altheimer & Gray, concentrating his practice in municipal and environmental law. Since 1955, he taught at the John Marshall Law School, where he was an adjunct professor. He was a member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board and a hearing officer in the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement. During WWII, he commanded an artillery unit in the Pacific theater, earning a Bronze Star and two combat medals.
Lawrence M. Levinson ’47 of Newton, Mass., died May 11, 2003. A corporate attorney, he was a founding partner of Burns & Levinson in Boston in 1960. Early in his career, he worked for Friedman, Atherton, King and Turner. He served on the boards of a number of public companies and banking institutions, as well as the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. For 27 years, he served on the board of trustees of the New England College of Optometry, and in 1998, he was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. During WWII, he served in Europe as a combat engineering intelligence officer with the 100th Infantry Division, earning the Bronze Star and attaining the rank of major.
Calvin Sawyier ’47 of Chicago died May 28, 2003. A longtime partner at Winston & Strawn, he joined the firm in 1949, becoming partner in 1954. His pro bono work championed racial justice and protected public land and Illinois prisoners’ civil rights. He was the principal author of the Illinois Post-Conviction Relief Act, which allows inmates to seek judicial review of their incarceration, and of an architectural preservation statute that gave Chicago power to protect historical properties. Earlier in his career, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in naval intelligence.
Wylie H. Davis LL.M. ’48 of Fayetteville, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2002. He was professor emeritus and a former dean at the University of Arkansas School of Law. He joined the faculty in 1948 as an assistant professor and served as dean of the law school for five years, beginning in 1973. From 1976 to 1988, he was of counsel at Davis Cox & Wright in Fayetteville. During WWII, he was a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander aboard the USS Chicago and later served as a U.S. Navy patrol bomber pilot in the Aleutian Islands.
J. Taylor Greer ’48 of Lincoln, Neb., died July 9, 2003. A partner at Woods & Aitken in Lincoln, he practiced at the firm for more than 50 years. He was president of the board of directors of Doane College in Crete, Neb., beginning in 1985. He served on several corporate boards, including the National Bank of Commerce Trust and Savings Association and the Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. In June, he was honored with a man of distinction award from the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln. During WWII, he served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Cecil Rhodes Jr. ’48 of Jamaica, N.Y., died April 2, 2003. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Jesse Dukeminier ’48-’49 of Los Angeles died April 20, 2003. He was professor emeritus at UCLA School of Law, where he taught property law for 40 years, and wrote “Property” and “Wills, Trusts, and Estates.” He was the first UCLA Law faculty member to receive a University Distinguished Teaching Award, was twice elected professor of the year and recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching. He also practiced law with a Wall Street firm, taught at the University of Chicago and was a visiting professor at HLS from 1989 to 1990. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army.
Carl Robert Anderson ’49 of Summit, N.J., died Dec. 7, 2002. He was a longtime employee of Prudential Insurance Co., serving as vice president and general counsel for the company’s Eastern Home Office in Newark from 1967 to 1982. He had previously worked for Prudential in Minneapolis for 13 years. In the 1960s, he was president of the Upper Midwest Amateur Athletic Union and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He was fund-raising chairman for the United Way of Central Jersey and trustee of Essex-Newark Legal Services. During WWII, he served with the Georgia National Guard in the Pacific and attained the rank of captain.
Edmund B. Clark ’49 of San Francisco died March 27, 2003. He worked for many years for the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as chief of the appellate section of the land and natural resources division. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Perry M. Wilson Jr. ’49 of Sanibel Island, Fla., and St. Paul, Minn., died March 16, 2003. An attorney at Doherty, Rumble & Butler, he practiced law in St. Paul for 40 years, specializing in corporate and commercial law. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Robert Bloom ’50 of Annandale, Va., died Dec. 2, 2002. Formerly of Glen Cove, N.Y., he was a government executive and partner at Metzger, Shadyac & Schwartz in Washington, D.C. From 1986 to 1995, he was deputy general counsel to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. In the early 1960s, he joined the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as chief counsel, later becoming acting comptroller. He joined Metzger, Shadyac & Schwartz in 1976. He served in Panama and Japan during WWII as a U.S. Army Air Forces officer.
Lewis C. Green ’50 of St. Louis died May 16, 2003. A leading litigator for environmental causes in St. Louis for three decades, he was an attorney at Green Hennings & Henry. In 2002, he founded the Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, the first law center in St. Louis dedicated to public interest environmental litigation. From 1965 to 1969, he introduced clean air standards for Missouri as the first chairman of the Missouri Air Conservation Commission. He was also chief litigator for the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
Robert B. Hupp ’50 of Aurora, Ill., died May 11, 2003. An estate and trust lawyer, he practiced at Murphy, Hupp & Kinnally beginning in 1983. He previously worked at Reid, Ochsenschlager, Murphy and Hupp. He was active in estate planning committees of the Illinois State Bar Association and in 2001 received a 50-Year Award from the association. A longtime director of the Farmers State Bank of Somonauk, he was also counsel to the Fox Valley Park District for more than 30 years and president of the Serra Club. He was a life trustee of Marmion Academy. During WWII, he served as a lieutenant with the U.S. Army Air Forces in India and North Africa.
Edward L. Newberger ’50 of Jenkintown, Pa., died May 24, 2003. He was an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration from 1975 to 1989. He previously served as an editor for “Doing Business in Puerto Rico” and “Doing Business in Mexico.”
George C. Steuart Jr. ’50 of Washington, D.C., died July 13, 2003. He was an attorney in private customs law practice and a CIA employee. He was chief of the drawback and bonds branch of the U.S. Customs Service. After retiring in 1986, he was a partner at Miller & Steuart before opening his own practice. He also worked for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control from 1964 to 1971. Beginning in 1950, he spent 14 years with the CIA, debriefing repatriated German scientists and gathering information about Soviet rocket capabilities. In the 1960s, he was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Paris as an economic attaché. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during WWII.
Richard H. Bryant ’51 of Bethesda, Md., died April 4, 2003. He was a general partner of Hampton Business Park in Capitol Heights, and he bought and sold commercial and residential properties beginning in the late 1960s. From 1958 to 1967, he drafted legislation for the office of the general counsel at what became the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and he briefly worked for the Washington law firm of Semer, White and Jacobsen.
Earl F. Glock ’51 of Johnstown, Pa., died Dec. 21, 2002. An estate planning and probate and real property lawyer in Johnstown, he was a solicitor for the Greater Johnstown Water Authority from 1963 to 1987 and for Southmont borough for 24 years. Active in his community, he was a director of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and Mercy Hospital, and a trustee of the Citizens Cemetery Association and the Ebensburg Center. He was also president of the Cambria County Bar Association and Easter Seals Society and a member of the board of governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Asia.
John K. Lally ’52 of Springfield, Va., died March 8, 2002.
H. Bernard Mayer Q.C. LL.M. ’52 of Toronto died May 16, 2003. He was counsel at Gowling Lafleur Henderson in Toronto, practicing corporate, entertainment and copyright law. He was a founding partner of Smith Lyons, which merged with Gowling in 2001. He was a member of the technical section of the Joint Committee of the Canadian Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada on Copyright Legislation.
Richard W. Wallach ’52 of New York City died June 1, 2003. For 17 years, he was a New York state appeals court judge. He was appointed to the appeals bench by Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1986, after seven years on New York City’s Civil Court and nine years as a justice of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan. He was an adjunct professor at a number of colleges and universities. A student of Samuel Johnson, 18th-century English law and literature, he contributed articles and book reviews to The New York Law Journal and other legal publications.
Christopher F. Edley Sr. ’53 of New Rochelle, N.Y., died May 5, 2003. As president of the United Negro College Fund for 18 years, he helped raise over $700 million on behalf of private black colleges and universities under the organization’s slogan, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” He established a government affairs unit and pioneered the fund’s annual nationally televised telethon for education. In 1963, he was appointed the first black program officer at the Ford Foundation, where he worked until 1973. He also practiced law in Philadelphia, as chief of the appellate division in the district attorney’s office and later as a partner at Moore, Lightfoot & Edley. He was an officer of the city’s Human Rights Commission and, in 1960, served as chief of the Administration of Justice Division of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, where his son, HLS Professor Christopher F. Edley Jr. ‘ 78, now serves as a commissioner.
Aram (Jack) Kevorkian ’53 of Paris died Dec. 20, 2003. An American lawyer in Paris for more than 40 years, he wrote a monthly newsletter on the spirit of French law and society. He started “The Kevorkian Newsletter” in 1978 and eventually sent it to 3,000 people in 72 countries. A collection of his newsletters, “Confessions of a Francophile,” was published in 2002. Early in his career, he worked on Wall Street for Dewey Ballantine. In 1966, he established his own law firm, advising international companies on business law. He served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. A memorial service will take place on Monday, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenberg lounge of Vanderbilt Hall, New York University Law School, Washington Square South in Manhattan. Those who wish to come should notify Alan and Jan Oser at 718-981-4634.
John B. Marron ’53 of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Feb. 13, 2003. An attorney in private practice, he was involved in many of the Catholic Church’s local organizations, including serving as president of Catholic Social Service and the Foundation for Senior Living. He was legal counsel for the Better Business Bureau and a member of the Better Business Bureau Foundation. He received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for Dedicated Humanitarian Services and the Don Heiple Quarter Century Award for Continuous Dedicated and Meritorious Service to the Families and Children of the Diocese of Phoenix. He practiced in the county attorney’s and attorney general’s offices in Phoenix before going into private practice.
George Schiffer ’53 of Vineyard Haven, Mass., died Dec. 12, 2002. He was a personal manager for singer-songwriters Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson and was general counsel for Motown Records from 1959 to 1975. At various times, he also represented Dee Dee Bridgewater, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. In the 1960s, he was lead attorney for the Congress of Racial Equality in New York City. Early in his career, he was a copyright lawyer in private practice. Active in town politics, he was a member of the Tisbury, Mass., finance committee and served on a subcommittee to monitor the regional high school budget.
Robert V.P. Waterman ’53 of Bettendorf, Iowa, died Feb. 28, 2003. He was a partner for 45 years at Lane & Waterman in Davenport. He served in executive positions for several health care and banking institutions and civic organizations, including Bettendorf’s Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment, the Davenport Chamber of Commerce and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association. He belonged to many professional societies and was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where he served on the board of regents and as secretary. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Michael R. Imbriani ’54 of Bound Brook, N.J., died Nov. 30, 2002. A lawyer for 40 years, he was a New Jersey superior court judge at the Somerset County Courthouse in Somerville for 18 years, appointed by Gov. Brendan Byrne in 1976. He was a Somerset County prosecutor from 1966 to 1971. From 1946 to 1948, he served as an electronic technician in the U.S. Navy.
Seward B. Brewster ’55 of Manchester, Maine, died April 10, 2003. He founded the nonprofit Pine Tree Legal Assistance in 1966 and was a staff attorney and hearing officer for the Public Utilities Commission. From 1969 to 1984, he was general counsel of Central Maine Power Co. in Augusta. He began his law career at Myrick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee in Worcester, Mass., before moving to Maine in 1961. Chairman of the board of directors at the Kennebec Valley YMCA, he was also on the board of Peace Action Maine in Portland and, in 2002, a founder of the University of Maine at Augusta Senior College. He served in the U.S. Army in South Korea from 1946 to 1947.
Dean C. Dunlavey LL.M. ’56 of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., died June 28, 2003. A Los Angeles trial lawyer, in 1984 he won �’the Betamax case,Ã” Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios Inc., before the U.S. Supreme Court, successfully arguing that consumers have the right to videotape copyrighted movies and other programs on television for their own use. A partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, he tried nearly 100 cases during his 34-year legal career. He earned a doctorate in nuclear chemistry in 1952, working with Nobel Prize winner Glenn T. Seaborg, before entering law school at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a member of the Order of the Coif and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. During WWII, he served as an infantry captain in the Pacific.
Arthur Windels ’56 of Doylestown, Pa., died April 13, 2003. He was a partner at Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood in New York City, specializing in financial transactions. He headed the firm’s European office in Brussels for several years. During the Korean War, he served as a paratrooper with the field artillery.
Peter W. Butler Q.C. LL.M. ’57 of Vancouver, British Columbia, died Nov. 18, 2002. An attorney for more than 40 years, he was a partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy in Vancouver, where he specialized in media law and his clients included two former British Columbia premiers.
Dante A. Caponera ’57-’58 of Rome died May 2, 2003. He was an adviser on national and international water resources and environmental law and administration to 55 governments and 12 international river basin commissions and a legal consultant to many African nations. From 1959 to 1983, he worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, serving as chief of the organization’s legislation branch from 1970 to 1983. He wrote more than 180 publications on international water law and was chairman of the executive council of the International Association for Water Law. In May 2001, he received the Grand Prix International de Cannes sur le Droit et l’eau award.
Michael Levinson ’57-’58 of Vancouver, British Columbia, died June 7, 2003. He was chairman of the board and president of Gold Canyon Resources Inc., where he had served as a director since 1990.
Alan J. Roth ’58 of Great Falls, Va., died April 27, 2003. He was a partner at Spiegel & McDiarmid in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for 27 years. He specialized in energy law, lectured on energy regulations and was a director of the Energy Bar Association and the National Consumer Law Center, also in Washington. In 1970, he became executive assistant to the chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission, and he was commissioner of the agency from 1972 to 1974. He began his career at the Federal Power Commission, the predecessor agency of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Henry M. Spritzer ’58 of Somerset, N.J., died Feb. 19, 2003. He was a general practice attorney in private practice in New Brunswick.
Geoffrey M. Kalmus ’59 of Albuquerque, N.M., died April 3, 2003. He practiced corporate litigation and bankruptcy law in New York City before retiring to Albuquerque in 1992. He served on the board of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and was its chairman and vice chairman of finance. Under his leadership, the organization went from being $600,000 in debt to having an endowment of $3.4 million. He and his wife endowed the Kalmus Family Principal Bass Chair there.
Donald F. Sandberg ’59 of Falmouth, Maine, died March 3, 2003. He was president and CEO of Bancroft & Martin in South Portland. He previously worked for the Ford Foundation for nine years in New York and two years in BogotÂ, Colombia. He wrote and performed waltzes, played piano in recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and wrote the music for the Harvard Hasty Pudding show Ã’Seeing RedÃ” in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during the Korean War. During his service, he wrote and performed music for a show that toured U.S. Army bases in Europe.
Vigfus A. Asmundson ’61 of Davis, Calif., died April 28, 2003. A securities and estates lawyer in Sacramento for more than 30 years, he was on the Davis City Council from 1968 to 1972, serving as mayor from 1970 to 1972. In the late 1960s, he taught at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, and he volunteered as a moot court judge at King Hall Law School at the University of California, Davis. He worked for Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant and Hannegan before becoming a sole practitioner. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve in the 1960s.
George H. Crawford ’61 of Medford, Mass., died May 15, 2003. He was an attorney, businessman and real estate broker. Entering the real estate business in 1985, he most recently worked as a designated broker for Buyer’s Choice Realty in Medford. He was also president and sole shareholder of Fibco Inc., a developer of highway safety products, before selling the company in 1982. He had previously worked in executive positions at Standex Corp., Leghorn Corp. and Dasa Corp. After graduating from HLS, he worked for Hale and Dorr in Boston. He served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Goodrich and the USS Sellstrom.
Edmund C. Smith ’62 of Salem, Mass., died March 30, 2003. He practiced business and tax law in Salem, where he lived for 25 years. He was a member of the Salem Athenaeum, a membership library founded in 1810, and the Mayflower Society. For two years, he served as an officer on a supply ship in the U.S. Navy.
Lawrence E. Curfman III ’63 of Belvedere Tiburon, Calif., died Dec. 11, 2002. He was in private practice since 1994, specializing in mediation and arbitration and serving as a discovery referee by appointment for the San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma superior courts. Previously, he was a trial attorney for 30 years in the San Francisco Bay area, working at Bledsoe, Smith, Cathcart, Johnson & Roger and as a partner at Sangster, Mannion & Curfman. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
Carl M. Janavitz ’64 of Pittsburgh died July 14, 2003. A Pittsburgh attorney, he practiced criminal defense law and specialized in First Amendment litigation, defending adult bookstores and massage parlors.
Aidan R. Gough LL.M. ’66 of Santa Clara, Calif., died March 21, 2003. A professor emeritus at Santa Clara University School of Law, he joined the law faculty in 1963. He was executive director of the California Governor’s Commission on the Family, which drafted the nation’s first no-fault divorce law. He served as staff secretary to the governor of California, a consultant to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and a reporter to the National Joint Commission on Juvenile Justice Standards. He served as a consultant and adviser to many health care organizations, was the first recipient of the Santa Clara County Medical Society’s Award for Outstanding Service to Medicine and was awarded the National Emergency Distinguished Service Award in 1987.
William H. Kelley ’67 of Rye Beach, N.H., died April 25, 2003. A Manchester attorney and community leader, he practiced real estate and business law and advised many of Manchester’s business leaders. In 1971, he formed his own practice, now known as Kelley & Tilsley. He served as New Hampshire regional director for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, chairman of the State of New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Review Commission and a director of the Manchester YMCA. A director of Hesser College and the President’s Circle of Boston College, he was also a founding director of New Horizons for New Hampshire. In 1986, he was appointed by former Gov. John Sununu to serve as a member of the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1967 to 1968.
Jon M. Gregg ’68 of Chicago died July 7, 2003, when the plane he was piloting crashed into Lake Ontario near Toronto. A certified public accountant and a partner at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in Chicago, he spent his legal career with Sidley, joining the firm in 1968 and becoming a partner in 1974. He focused his practice on corporate and securities law matters, with an emphasis on handling international securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions transactions for many large Canadian companies. In 2002, he advised PanCanadian Energy Corp. in its merger with Alberta Energy Company Ltd., and in 2003, he represented Fording Inc. in connection with the creation of the Fording Canadian Coal Trust. He had a multi-engine pilot’s license and traveled extensively, often aboard the aircraft he owned. A stunt pilot, he also participated in Midwest air shows. After graduating from HLS, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve for several years.
John Stuart Smith ’68 of Sterling, Mass., died June 20, 2003. A partner at Nixon Peabody in Rochester, N.Y., he was a leading lawyer of antitrust law in the newspaper industry. He joined the firm in 1968 when it was known as Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle and was named partner in 1975.
Baleshwari P. Srivastava LL.M. ’68 of Noida, India, died May 24, 2003. He was a judge of the Customs & Central Excise Settlement Tribunal at New Delhi, deciding disputes related to indirect taxes. Previously, he was commissioner and later chief commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in the Department of Revenue for the Government of India’s Ministry of Finance for 12 Indian states. He wrote several works on legal and tax matters.
Charles L. Reischel ’69 of Washington, D.C., died July 15, 2003. For 23 years, he was chief lawyer in the appellate division of the Office of the Corporation Counsel, representing the District of Columbia in appellate cases. He had previously worked for eight years for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was an attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration, where he was instrumental in passing laws that prohibited smoking on airplanes. In 1991, he was awarded the Beatrice Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Government Service by the District of Columbia Bar.
John C. Corrigan Jr. ‘ 71 of Fall River, Mass., died May 20, 2003. He was an attorney with Corrigan, Johnson & Tutor in Fall River and Boston and press secretary to the late Rhode Island Gov. John Chafee ’50. He was also a Lizzie Borden scholar, often appearing on the History Channel as an expert on her trial. He taught philosophy, theology and English literature at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., and taught in the HLS Trial Advocacy Workshop. Earlier in his career, he worked at Parker Coulter Dailey and White in Boston.
Donald C. Hess ‘ 73 of Montgomery, Ohio, died Jan. 13, 2003. He was a mayor and city councilman in Montgomery and a partner at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati, where he worked for 26 years. He lectured at the Southern Ohio Tax Institute and the Ohio CLE Institute and was a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s probate and estate planning committees. A member of the Montgomery Landmarks Commission and a founding member of Montgomery Historical Preservation Association, he was instrumental in enlarging and enhancing the city’s system of parks and retaining the historical quality of the downtown area.
Byron K. Burnett ‘ 75 of New York City died March 24, 2003. He was a partner at Spooner & Burnett in New York City. During his career, he was also an attorney at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., an associate at Dewey Ballantine and counsel to Deputy Mayor Ken Lipper ’65 in the Koch administration. He was active in community organizations and a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Joan Fitzpatrick ‘ 75 of Seattle died May 14, 2003. An internationally renowned American human rights advocate and an expert on legal protections during states of emergency, she taught at the University of Washington Law School beginning in 1984. Involved with Amnesty International since the late 1980s, she played a critical role at the international council meeting in Yokohama, Japan, in 1991 and led the organization’s main policy committee. In the 1970s, she was a trial attorney at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and an attorney in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law. She wrote five books on subjects ranging from states of emergency to refugees and co-wrote a textbook on international human rights law.
Robert Glenn Berger ‘ 79 of Silver Spring, Md., died April 14, 2003. A telecommunications attorney, he founded and was chief operating officer of CityNet Telecommunications, a company that pioneered the technique of using small robotic devices to string fiber-optic cables through sewer pipes and directly into urban buildings. He served as chairman and vice chairman of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and on the commission’s pension board. Previously, he worked at Pepper Hamilton and White & Case and was a senior attorney at Swidler Berlin in Washington, D.C. He served as precinct chairman and headed Democratic campaigns in Montgomery County, and in 1984, he was named Democrat of the Year. He was also president of the Montgomery County Mental Health Association and senior vice president of Winstar Communications and National Billing and Collection Inc.
Robert M. Peak ‘ 79 of Brooklyn, N.Y., died May 13, 2003. He was a partner at Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt & Maynard in New York City, practicing product liability and tort defense. He joined the firm in 1982, having previously practiced civil litigation at firms in New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Patrick W. Hanifin ’80 of Honolulu died June 14, 2003. A partner at Im, Hanifin & Parsons, he specialized in civil rights, land-use and environmental law and was the Hawaii attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation. He was the plaintiff’s attorney in three cases that challenged government programs for native Hawaiians, and at the time of his death, he was co-counsel on a federal court case representing a group of plaintiffs who sued the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands alleging that race-based programs discriminate against non-Hawaiians. He previously practiced at Cades Schutte Fleming and Wright in Hawaii and was a staff attorney for nine years for the New England Legal Foundation in Boston. He was an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Samuel Wilhelm Goodhope ’82 of Healdsburg, Calif., died April 19, 2003. He was a special assistant attorney general for the state of Texas in Austin. He had previously worked for law firms in New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. From 1983 to 1985, he was a special assistant to the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Mary A. Procida ’84 of Haddonfield, N.J., died March 5, 2003. She was an assistant professor of history at Temple University. Unanimously recommended for tenure and promotion prior to her death, she was awarded the position of associate professor with tenure posthumously. A Benjamin Franklin Fellow, she received her doctorate in British history and taught courses in gender and British history. Specializing in the role British women played in establishing imperial rule in India and the ways femininity shaped British colonialism, she wrote “Married to the Empire: Gender, Politics and Imperialism in India, 1883-1947,” which was published in 2002. Earlier in her career, she was a tax lawyer in New York.
Janine Louise Johnson ’89 of Washington, D.C., died May 29, 2003. She was assistant counsel in the U.S. Senate’s Office of Legislative Counsel. For nearly 13 years, she drafted environmental bills and child nutrition and agriculture legislation for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Agriculture Committee and the Energy Committee. After graduating from HLS, she clerked for Judge Cecil Poole LL.M. ’39 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Janet A. Viggiani ’96 of Mancos, Colo., died November 8, 2002. Her family has created a web site in Viggiani’s memory, www.janetviggiani.com, with a biography, pictures and testimonials.