In Memoriam – Winter 2010 Bulletin

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Thurston Greene ’32 of Millbrook, N.Y., and Nantucket, Mass., died July 31, 2009. A constitutional scholar and an original member of Thomas E. Dewey’s “mob-busting gang” of the 1930s in New York City, he helped bring down mobsters like Charles “Lucky” Luciano. He wrote the book “The Language of the Constitution” and practiced law well into his 80s. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII.

Nicholas J. Healy ’34 of County Cork, Ireland, and Garden City, N.Y., died May 20, 2009. He was a partner at the admiralty firm Healy & Baillie, which he helped found in 1948, and his legal career in maritime law spanned more than 60 years. He represented the International Group of P&I Clubs on oil pollution matters, many involving major shipping collisions, including the Amoco Cadiz and the Torrey Canyon cases. He was enlisted in 2000 as an expert witness to give testimony in the salvage case of the RMS Titanic. For 39 years, he taught admiralty law at New York University, as well as at other law schools, and in 1991 NYU established the Nicholas J. Healy Lecture on Admiralty Law. He co-wrote numerous books, including “Cases of the Law of Admiralty,” “The Law of Maritime Collision” and four editions of “Admiralty: Cases and Materials,” and he wrote the entry on maritime law for Encyclopedia Britannica. He was president of the Maritime Law Association and honorary vice president and vice president of the Comité Maritime International. He served on the board of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce and as its editor-in-chief from 1980 to 1988. A member of the U.S. Naval Reserve, he went on active duty in 1945, earning the rank of lieutenant (senior grade). During WWII, he worked at the U.S. Department of Justice.

William H. Jewell ’35 of San Diego died Aug. 3, 2009. He worked for General Motors and later in the field of civilian personnel service administration for the U.S. Navy in the U.S. and overseas. He had assignments in Italy and Iceland and also worked for the U.S. Navy Electronics Laboratory and the Navy Regional Office of Civilian Manpower Management in San Diego. He was a supporter of the Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a weather observer and later as an air combat intelligence officer.

Irwin M. Golden ’36 of Falmouth, Mass., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died July 9, 2009. He practiced law in his Hingham office for nearly 60 years. He helped found the Cohasset Sailing Club and was a commander of the American Legion Satuit Post. He was an active supporter of the preservation of the Nantucket Lightship. During WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, and he went on to build ships in Hingham Shipyard and serve in the Home Guard. He later joined the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, providing his boats for patrol.

S. Stewart Graff ’36 of Monroe Township, N.J., died Feb. 10, 2009. After law school, he joined the New York law firm Brown, Cross, and Hamilton. Later, he served as executive secretary for Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, a position he held until retirement. He wrote the children’s book “The History of World War II,” and he and his wife co-wrote “Helen Keller: Toward the Light.” He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII.

Leonard W.M. Zingler ’36 of Amherst, N.Y., and formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., died March 23, 2009. He was a Buffalo attorney who started with the firm of Moot, Sprague, Morey and Gulich and opened a private practice in 1951. He was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and an honorary member of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the U.S., and he served as president of the Orchard Park Community Association. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a lieutenant colonel.

T. Willard Hunter ’36-’38 of Claremont, Calif., died June 29, 2009. A minister, author and orator, he spent the first 18 years of his career with Moral Re-Armament. His time with the spiritual movement included reconciliation work in Germany and France. He later held administrative positions at Macalester College in Minnesota, the Claremont University Center, Claremont Graduate School and what is now the Claremont School of Theology. From 1967 to 1970, he served as executive vice president of the Independent Colleges of Southern California, and later he was a minister with the United Church of Christ in New Hampshire. He wrote weekly newspaper columns and the book “The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh: Another Dimension.” For more than three decades, he spoke at Claremont’s Fourth of July Speaker’s Corner.

Adrian W. DeWind ’37 of New York City died Aug. 7, 2009. He was a tax law expert and influential advocate in the human rights and nuclear nonproliferation movements. DeWind was a partner and head of the tax law department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City for more than 35 years. In the early 1950s, he served as chief counsel to a House Ways and Means subcommittee that found corruption in what is now the Internal Revenue Service, which led to an overhaul of the bureau. He served presidents and governors, including President John F. Kennedy and Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York, on tax policy commissions. He was a founder of Human Rights Watch and traveled the world to monitor abuses. As chairman of the National Resource Defense Council from 1980 to 1992, he signed an agreement with the Soviet Academy of Sciences that established on-site monitoring of nuclear underground testing in both the Soviet Union and the U.S. He served on the boards of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Coalition Against Censorship and the Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control. From 1947 to 1955, he taught at New York University School of Law.

William H. Judd Jr. ’37 of New Britain, Conn., died May 29, 2009. After law school, he entered into private practice in New Britain. Later, he worked at North and Judd Manufacturing Co. as corporate secretary and vice president until his retirement in 1973. He served as a member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, and as president from 1975 to 1977, including during the Connecticut Society’s hosting of the 1977 triennial meeting. He volunteered with the Rotary, New Britain Family Service, the New Britain Nursery School Board, Community Chest and the Middletown Chamber of Commerce. He built, sailed and modeled boats.

Richard V. Henry Jr. ’38 of Flossmoor, Ill., died March 2, 2009. He was a longtime resident of Flossmoor who specialized in corporate and insurance law. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

John L. Howland ’38 of Fredericksburg, Va., died May 11, 2009. Counsel for government affairs at Westinghouse Electric Corp., he worked to improve the acquisition process and policies for many major weapon systems. As an active member of the National Security Industrial Association (now National Defense Industrial Association), he served as chairman of the Procurement Advisory Committee, and he was also chairman of the Finance Committee at the Aerospace Industries Association. He served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at the Pentagon during WWII, and he later served as associate general counsel for acquisition with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Irving I. Zimmerman ’38 of Deerfield Beach, Fla., died Feb. 24, 2009. He was an attorney and Probate Court judge in Woonsocket and Burrillville, R.I., who retired in 1997. He was chairman of the board of trustees of the former Fogarty Hospital and president of the Lions Club and PTA.

Julian G. Braun ’39 of New Rochelle, N.Y., died April 26, 2009. He worked in advertising in New York City, and he was an avid Mets and Giants fan.

Newton A. Lane ’39 of Newton Centre, Mass., died March 6, 2009. In 1946, he joined the Boston law firm Nathanson and Rudofsky, which in 1978 became Lane and Altman. He served on the board of directors at Zayre Corp. and the Kimco Corp. After his retirement, he worked with the American Jewish Committee and the Black Jewish Economic Roundtable and mentored young entrepreneurs in Roxbury and Dorchester. After law school, he clerked for the chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and was briefly a Massachusetts assistant attorney general. He served in military intelligence in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 and was a member of the Military Intelligence Association of New England until June 2005.


Vance J. Alexander Jr. ’40 of Vero Beach, Fla., died March 1, 2009. He practiced law in Memphis, Tenn., for 27 years and was active in business, civic and charitable affairs, serving on numerous boards both locally and nationally. He was in the U.S. Army from 1940 until the attack on Pearl Harbor, when he accepted a commission from the U.S. Navy, serving as lieutenant commander on aircraft carriers in the Pacific until the end of WWII.

Edwin L. Kahn ’40 of Arlington, Va., died Aug. 18, 2009. A tax law expert, he began practicing with Berge Fox & Arent in 1955. He became a partner six years later and stayed with the Washington, D.C., firm until his retirement in 1987. After law school, he took a position with the IRS, where he was involved in drafting the 1954 Internal Revenue Code and in issues related to wartime taxation and wartime industrial mobilization. He served in the military.

John L. Keenan Jr. ’41 of Rochester, N.Y., died April 11, 2009. He was the owner and director of the Franklin Institute, a correspondence school founded in Rochester by his father. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

William W. Lipsitt ’41 of Harrisburg, Pa., died Aug. 1, 2009. He was appointed a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County in 1965, served on the court until 1986 and continued to preside over cases throughout Pennsylvania until his retirement in 2002. During his time on the bench, he presided over the 1980 Pennsylvania lottery scandal (commonly known as the Triple Six Fix) and early Three Mile Island litigation. After his retirement, he formed Miller Lipsitt with his stepson and taught as an adjunct professor at Dickinson Law School. Early in his career, he joined Shelley, Reynolds and Lipsitt and was the solicitor for the sheriff of Dauphin County. He was president of the Harrisburg School Board and of the Harvard Club of Central Pennsylvania and was a national delegate to the American Jewish Committee. An Eagle Scout, he was president of the Keystone Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War as a first lieutenant in the European theater. He was honored with the Bronze Star and the Campaign Medal.

William S. Pier ’41 of Aptos, Calif., died May 28, 2009. The last 25 years of his legal career were spent with General Electric’s Nuclear Energy Division in San Jose. While there, he wrote contracts for nuclear power plants, traveling to Europe and Japan for contract negotiations. Previously, he was an attorney with Utah Construction in San Francisco. From 1950 to 1952, he worked in London for the U.S. State Department as an attorney for the Marshall Plan. After beginning his legal career with a law firm in Boston, he moved to New York City to join Emmet, Marvin & Martin. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a first lieutenant training B-17 bomber pilots.

William A. Waldron ’41 of Haverford, Pa., and formerly of Bedford, Mass., died April 29, 2009. He was a longtime Boston attorney, a public official and general counsel of Massachusetts General Hospital. Beginning in 1953, he served as executive director of the Massachusetts Special Commission on the Structure of State Government, and later he was commissioner of administration for Gov. Endicott Peabody. He served as general counsel of the Massachusetts General Hospital until his retirement in 1981. Waldron was a trustee of Union College, the Edmund Niles Huyck Foundation of Rensselaerville, N.Y., and the Taft School. Prior to law school, he worked on the staffs of the New York State Assembly and Constitutional Convention in 1938.

James Clarence Evans ’42 of Nashville, Tenn., died May 20, 2009. He began his practice in Tennessee in 1946 and was a founding member of the firm Evans, Jones & Reynolds in the mid-1980s. He briefly suspended his practice to serve as the Tennessee commissioner of finance and taxation under Gov. Gordon Browning. He also served as chairman of the Davidson County election commission and as senior warden of St. George’s Episcopal Church. Evans was a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the board of directors of Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served with the U.S. Army Air Forces beginning in 1941 as a commander of the 702nd Bomb Squadron. He retired as a colonel in the Air Force Reserve and was recently honored by his old squadron and named its commander emeritus. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Purple Heart for his service.

Ernest L. Godshalk ’42 of Palm City, Fla., died July 16, 2009. He was associate general counsel at Standard Oil Company of Indiana (now BP) in Chicago for 28 years. He began his career with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City and later worked for the Pan American Petroleum and Transport Co. An avid sailor, he raced sailboats and once won the Midwest Flying Scot Regatta. He served as president of the National Flying Scot Association and was a member of the Cruising Club of America for 23 years. He served in the U.S. Army as a major during WWII.

Walter L. Hiersteiner ’42 of Kansas City, Kan., died May 2, 2009. After law school, he moved to Kansas City to practice law and later joined Tension Envelope, where he became vice chairman of the board of directors. Committed to enhancing public education, he was elected to the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education and appointed by the governor of Kansas to serve on the Kansas Board of Regents, later becoming chairman. Hiersteiner served on the board of governors of Kansas University Law School and the Kansas Higher Education Loan Program. He received several awards, including the Kansas City Spirit Award and the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Patron Award for service and support of Johnson County Schools. He also served for more than 40 years on the Menorah Medical Center board of directors and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Truman Medical Center and the Truman Medical Center Foundation. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Eugene Schuster ’42 of Great Neck, N.Y., died May 31, 2009. He practiced law in New York City and Great Neck. He was the village justice for Great Neck Estates for 30 years, served on the board of the North Shore Community Arts Council and was active in Democratic politics. He served in WWII and the Korean War as a first lieutenant.

John N. Stern ’42 of Winnetka, Ill., died July 11, 2009. He was vice president of the probate division at the American National Bank, retiring in 1972. During his more than 35 years of philanthropic work, he served on the visiting committee and board and later was named a life trustee of the Smart Museum of the University of Chicago, was a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, and was a governing life member of the Chicago Orchestral Society and the Art Institute of Chicago. He began serving the Altheimer Charitable Foundation in Arkansas in 1945, and under his five decades of leadership, he established the first three faculty chairs at the University of Arkansas. The foundation later honored him by endowing in his name a scholarship at Oberlin College, his alma mater, and five at the University of Arkansas. He served on the board of trustees at Oberlin and was a founding member of the John W. Heisman Club, the society for friends and supporters of athletics at the college, and in 1996 he was named to its hall of fame. Also a trustee of the Music Associates of Aspen in Colorado, he established a scholarship for Oberlin students at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Robert G. Zeller ’42 of Phoenix died Feb. 21, 2009. He was a partner at the F. Eberstadt & Co., specializing in investment banking. He was director of the Target Rock Foundation, was vestryman of St. Stephen’s Church in Port Washington, N.Y., and held directorships at Chemical Fund, Bergen Drug Co. and Warner Lambert. After his retirement, he enjoyed swimming.

Ward M. Hussey ’43 of Alexandria, Va., died Nov. 16, 2009. He served for 42 years in the Office of the Legislative Counsel, and from 1972 until his retirement in 1989, he was legislative counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, he participated in drafting legislation, including two versions of the Internal Revenue Code, the Marshall Plan, Interstate Highway Act and Medicare. He co-wrote the book “Basic World Tax Code and Commentary.” After his retirement, he traveled to assist emerging countries in drafting tax law. He served in the U.S. Navy and assisted with the establishment of military government on Okinawa during WWII.

Charles H. Mayer ’43 of Washington, D.C., died Dec. 17, 2008. A lifelong resident of D.C., he was a partner at the law firm Shapiro and Mayer from 1953 until his retirement in 2001. Previously, he served as a lawyer in the Navy Department, the Department of Defense and the Marshall Plan. While in private practice, he was the D.C. board of elections chairman, and in 1964 he presided over the first election in which the District of Columbia was entitled to vote for president of the United States. He was honored with the D.C. Meritorious Public Service Award and served as president of the Association of Plaintiffs Trial Attorneys and as director of the D.C. Bar Association. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Dudley R. Sullivan ’43 of Northfield, Ill., died May 31, 2009. He was a Chicago attorney who practiced for more than 50 years. During his career, he successfully argued two cases in front of the Illinois Supreme Court. He was an attorney for the Village of Alsip and the Northern Illinois Farmers Association. He was on the board of directors of the Rockford Mutual Insurance Co., acting as corporate counsel and director of the investment committee. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy. Following his officers training, he was assigned to the North Atlantic, assuming command of the minesweeper Bluebird, and rose to the rank of lieutenant commander. He remained active in the Naval Reserve for more than 20 years.

Harris K. Weston ’43 of East Walnut Hills, Ohio, died June 28, 2009. He was a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati, where he practiced for more than 50 years. He served as president or trustee of the Jewish Federation, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Plum Street Temple Preservation Fund, the City Charter Committee, the Cincinnati Institute, United Way and the Cincinnati Museum Center. Many organizations honored him with awards, and he himself established a professional service award at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Harris K. Weston Institute of Law and Public Policy at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and a chair in humanities at Harvard College. In addition, he and his wife named a directorship at the Contemporary Arts Center. After law school, he clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Harold Burton. During WWII, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces in England.

James H. Wilson Jr. ’43 of Atlanta died April 18, 2009. In 1952, he became a partner at the Atlanta firm Sutherland & Tuttle (now Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan), where he worked until the time of his death. He specialized in corporate and income tax aspects of all forms of business transactions. Over the course of his career, he served as a member and on the council of the American Law Institute, chaired committees of the ABA section of taxation, served as a member of the advisory group for the commissioner of internal revenue, and was a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Tax Counsel. He served as a member of the board of trustees, chairman of the board of visitors, and president of the Alumni Association at Emory University; he also served as a member of the Visiting Committee and the Alumni Association Council at Harvard Law School. Additionally, he was chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission and helped form the George West Mental Health Foundation. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander on destroyers in the Pacific and Atlantic.

John E. Krout ’44 of Radnor, Pa., and Abaco Bahamas, died April 15, 2008. He was the president, CEO and chairman of Germantown Savings Bank from 1970 to 1992. Earlier in his career, Krout was a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia, and later he was senior vice president at PSFS. He served on many corporate and charitable boards, including Fannie Mae and Chicago Title & Trust, and was chairman of the National Association of Mortgage Bankers. He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Edward C. Rustigan ’45 of Wilmette, Ill., died July 18, 2008. He worked for the U.S. Treasury for 15 years before moving to Illinois to join the firm Mayer, Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown) as a partner in tax litigation. He retired in 1990.

Thomas V. Lefevre LL.M. ’46 of Bryn Mawr, Pa., died June 29, 2009. He was president and CEO of the energy distributor UGI, and later served as board chairman. After law school, he worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in Manhattan followed by a position at the IRS in Detroit. He then practiced with Paul, Weiss, Rifkin in Washington, D.C., and in 1955 he joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. He became a partner at the firm, served as chairman of its tax section and was later chairman of its executive committee. He served on the boards at the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Zoo, what is now the University of the Arts and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and he was chairman of the board of the Agnes Irwin School. He was a major in the U.S. Marine Corps in Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.

Gerald Lipsky ’46 of Los Angeles died May 26, 2009. He worked as an entertainment lawyer, first with the office of Greg Bautzer and later in private practice. He retired in 1979. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army in Calcutta, India.

Percy Don Williams Jr. ’46 of Austin, Texas, died Jan. 23, 2009. He was a partner at the Houston law firm of Butler, Binion, Rice, and Cook and later went into private practice, retiring in his early 80s. After law school, he clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Hugo Black and taught at the University of Virginia Law School and at the University of Texas Law School.

H. Guy Hardy LL.M. ’47 of Lakewood, Ohio, died April 8, 2008. He was a partner at McDonald, Hopkins & Hardy in Cleveland and president of the Bay Village City Council and a member of the Bay Village Board of Education.

Walter T. Morey ’47 of Decatur, Ill., died March 18, 2009. A longtime resident of Decatur, he was an attorney and chairman of the board of Soy Capital Bank. After law school, he returned to Decatur to work at A.E. Staley Co., and he later practiced law alongside his father. He organized Soy Capital Bank in 1955, and five years later he founded Security Savings and Loan. He was a partner in the development of Brettwood Village Shopping Center, and he was elected to the Decatur City Council in 1960, serving for six years. He was a trustee at Millikin University, a member of the University of Illinois President’s Council, and president of the Decatur Bar Association, Rotary, United Way of Macon County and the American Red Cross. His studies at law school were interrupted by the outbreak of WWII (see Bulletin story); he served for three years with the 36th Field Artillery in North Africa, Italy and France. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and three French Croix de Guerre. Later, he served in the Korean War as a battalion commander until 1951.

Bruce Alexander ’48 of Pilesgrove, N.J., and formerly of Greenfield, Mass., died June 5, 2009. After law school, he served as treasurer of the Berkshire County Savings Bank and then as president of the New Bedford Five Cents Savings Bank, both in Massachusetts. He was also president of the Howard Institution for Savings in Newark, N.J., and from 1975 to 1986, of the Greenfield Savings Bank. He served in the U.S. Navy as a gunnery officer during WWII aboard a destroyer in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

Norman T. Byrnes ’48 of Clearwater, Fla., died July 9, 2009. He practiced in Boston principally in real estate, initially with Ely, Bradford, Bartlett, Thompson & Brown and successor firms, and finally with Nutter, McClennen & Fish until his retirement in 2001. He served for two years as senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He served during WWII as a combat infantryman in France, Germany and Austria, earning a Battlefield Commission, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge, among other honors.

Carter W. Eltzroth Jr. ’48 of Albany, N.Y., died April 7, 2009. He worked briefly in private practice but spent the majority of his career working for General Dynamics. As general counsel of General Dynamics’ Quincy, Mass., Shipbuilding Division, he participated in the buildup of the U.S. Navy—and ultimately saw the shipyard through its closing in the 1990s. He was a member of numerous professional associations, taught law and wrote for several publications as well as being a 32nd degree Mason and an ornithologist. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific in the Quartermaster Corps, rising to the rank of captain. He continued with the Army Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

Ben J. Gantt Jr. ’48 of Seattle died June 18, 2009. He moved to Seattle after law school and began his 54-year career at Graham & Dunn. He served on many professional and community boards, including as chairman of the King County Bar Association labor and law section; as senior council member, trustee and secretary to the board of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and as president of the Pacific Legal Foundation. He was on the planning commission for Medina and Bellevue. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and was part of the landing campaign on Iwo Jima and later served in Guam.

Sidney M. Gunther ’48 of San Diego, and formerly of Winnetka, Ill., died May 30, 2009. He practiced business law for many years in Chicago, initially as a partner with Gunther & Choka and later at Antonow Fink Gunther & Lester, before retiring in California. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in China with the Flying Tigers, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant and First Lieutenant with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Edward V. Hanrahan ’48 of Chicago died June 9, 2009. A U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois who was supported by Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1964, Hanrahan embarked on a campaign against organized crime. He was overwhelmingly elected Cook County state’s attorney in 1968. In 1969, under his oversight, a squad of police officers acting on an FBI tip raided the Black Panther Party headquarters to search for illegal weapons and killed two of its leaders. In addition to the officers, Hanrahan was indicted—all were later cleared. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor in the 1970s, and he later went into private practice, remaining active until his death. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII.

Oscar W. “Bill” Haussermann Jr. ’48 of Cambridge, Mass., died March 19, 2009. After law school he joined Ropes & Gray, where he became a senior partner and worked until his retirement in 1994. He was committed to charities throughout his life, but he focused his full attention on his charitable work after retirement. He was a founding board member of Sherrill House, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Jamaica Plain, and he served on the boards at New England Medical Center and Tufts-New England Medical Center. He also served on the boards at the Douglas A. Thom Clinic for Children, Federated Dorchester Settlement Houses and Low-Cost Housing Corp., which developed affordable housing in Boston. He was a member of the vestry, a junior warden and a chancellor at Trinity Church. Before attending law school, he served in the U.S. Army for three years and rose to the rank of sergeant.

James M. Hendry LL.M. ’48 of Kanata, Ontario, Canada, died Jan. 29, 2009. A professor of labor and international law, he taught at Dalhousie University and later at the University of Ottawa until 1972. In 1960, he began a career in public service as a solicitor for Canada’s Department of Transport and later worked as assistant general counsel with the National Energy Board until his retirement in 1980. He wrote for a variety of university journals and the Canadian and Ottawa bar reviews and also published his thesis on “Treaties and Federal Constitutions” in 1955. He served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII.

Harvey Karlin ’48 of Hillsboro, Ore., died March 28, 2009. He practiced law in Portland for many years as a solo practitioner, specializing in probate and estate planning.

Jacob R. “Jock” Lynch ’48 of Wilton, Conn., died Jan. 28, 2009. He practiced law in Darien from 1948 to 1988 and also served as the town prosecutor. He was the chairman of the Darien Zoning Board of Appeals, was a supporter of the Darien Little League and the Kiwanis Club, and served as a vestryman at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He served in the U.S. Navy beginning in 1940 as a navigator assigned to the Island of Tinian.

Flake L. McHaney ’48 of Kennett, Mo., died Nov. 23, 2008. He was appointed Dunklin County’s 35th Circuit Court judge in 1972, and he held this position until his mandatory retirement and appointment to the state Supreme Court as a senior judge at the age of 70. After law school, he practiced law in Kennett with McHaney & McHaney until 1957. Later, he practiced for more than a decade with McHaney, Billings & Welman. He served as trustee for the ABA, the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science and the St. Louis Children’s Home Society. He was a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Lawyers in Boulder, Colo., and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trust and Probate Council. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a major in the field of artillery. He served in North Africa and Italy and received the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Italian Cross.

Harold A. Mercer ’48 of Asheville, N.C., died Feb. 10, 2009. He was a 30-year resident of Asheville, where he retired. He served as executive vice president and corporate attorney at the ferro-alloy manufacturer Pittsburgh Metallurgical in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He went on to head up the company’s European operations from London. After retirement, he enjoyed golf, gardening and bird watching. He served as a major in the U.S. Army during WWII in England and Iceland.

James G. Raines ’48 of Dawson, Ga., died April 21, 2009. He was the mayor of Dawson for more than 25 years, and served as president and chairman of the board of the Bank of Dawson. He helped establish the Terrell Academy and the Church of the Holy Spirit. During WWII and the Korean War, he served as a naval officer.

L. William Seidman ’48 of Albuquerque died May 13, 2009. He led the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. from 1985 to 1991, during the savings and loan crisis. Under his leadership, the FDIC closed hundreds of failed banks and savings associations. He was deemed so effective in dealing with the crisis that he was appointed the first chairman of the Resolution Trust Corp., an entity created in 1989 to help recoup taxpayer losses from the savings and loan debacle. He wrote “Full Faith and Credit,” about his experiences in the savings industry, and also co-wrote “Productivity: The American Advantage,” published in 1990. After leaving the FDIC, Seidman became chief commentator for CNBC and publisher of the magazine Bank Director. He began his career in his family’s accounting firm, eventually becoming its national managing partner. In 1974, Seidman went to work for then Vice President Gerald Ford as a management and budget consultant, and later, when Ford became president, Seidman was named executive director of his Economic Policy Board and served as his assistant for economic affairs until 1977. Before being appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1985 to head the FDIC, Seidman served as vice chairman and chief financial officer of the Phelps Dodge Corp., and he later became dean of the business school at Arizona State University. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy as an ensign in the Pacific, earning a Bronze Star and 11 battle stars.

Arthur R. Slade ’48 of St. Petersburg, Fla., died July 5, 2009. After law school, he practiced with Maguire, Voorhis & Wells in Orlando, and he was later legal counsel and corporate officer for GTE Data Services in Tampa until 1988. He studied French and art at the Sorbonne and was a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Active with local charities, he was also a 32nd degree Mason and president and Kiwanian of the Year in the Midtown Kiwanis Club of Tampa. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 7th Armored Division in Europe. During the Korean War, he served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and later retired as a colonel after 35 years of service.

MacVicker Snow ’48 of Delray Beach, Fla., died May 15, 2009. He worked on Wall Street and as an executive for the Celeuse Corp., and he later was a consultant. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Robert M. Thomas ’48 of Baltimore died May 15, 2007.

Raymond M. Torkildson ’48 of Honolulu died Dec. 17, 2007. He practiced law with Torkildson, Katz, Moore and Hetherington. He served as a major in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Paul Windels Jr. ’48 of Saint James, N.Y., died Sept. 8, 2009. He was the chief assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1953 to 1957, and he later served as regional administrator for the Securities and Exchange Commission. During his time at the SEC, he was a prosecutor during the investigation of Cady, Roberts & Co., the first insider trading case, in 1959. He was lead partner at Windels, Curry & Rice; Windels, Merritt & Ingraham; Windels & Marx; and Windels, Marx, Davies & Ives. President of the Federal Bar Council, the board of Brooklyn Law School and the Lycée Français de New York, he was also a trustee of the Lexington School for the Deaf, the Knox School, the French Institute and the Atlantic Foundation. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, achieving the rank of major.

Marvin E. Boisseau ’49 of University City, Mo., died Feb. 11, 2009. He served as University City’s municipal judge for more than 15 years, and he also served as Hadley Township Democratic committeeman. He practiced law in St. Louis for decades and was a board member and secretary of Americans for Democratic Action. He was a member of the local chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, Pro Vote and the Sandwich Club. He was a campaign organizer for many national, state and local Democratic candidates, and logged hundreds of hours campaigning for President Barack Obama ’91. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe.

Francis N. Cushman ’49 of Bellevue, Wash., died June 11, 2009. He had a private practice in Issaquah, and he served on the school board and was active in local politics. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Robert W. Donovan ’49 of Falmouth, Maine, and formerly of Portland, Maine, died April 2, 2009. He was a partner at Jensen, Baird, Gardner, Donovan, and Henry in 1978, when he was appointed to the Maine District Court. He served as resident judge in Portland, coordinating judge for mediation and a member of the Judicial Responsibility Committee. He retired in 1988 but remained an active retired judge until 1996, presiding primarily in Bridgton District Court. He served as corporation counsel for the city of Portland and, in 1968, as president of the Cumberland County Bar Association. He was also a lifetime fisherman. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a weather observer.

Robert B. Hodes ’49 of New York City and Sharon, Conn., died Jan. 15, 2009. He was a partner and chairman of the New York-based firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He began his career there in the tax department, became a partner in 1956 and served as chairman beginning in 1982. He remained with the firm until his retirement three years ago. Serving on the boards of many institutions, he was vice chairman of the board of the National Philanthropic Trust and president of the boards of directors of the Beaver Dam Sanctuary, the Cross River Reservoir Association and 860 United Nations Plaza. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Theodore G. Metzger ’49 of Palm Beach, Fla., died Aug. 4, 2009. After law school, he practiced in New York City, and he later was an attorney with Allied Chemical and Aspen Industries of Tully, N.Y., where he was chairman of the board for more than a decade. He then became a consultant in international business relations in Washington, D.C. In the 1970s, he moved to Palm Beach and began teaching international business, business management and international business law at Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and he was honored with the school’s distinguished professor award in 2002. He was president of Rotary International of Palm Beach and received its service award in 1996-97. He served in the U.S. Army in the G-2 section in Japan.

Thaxter P. Spencer ’49 of Waltham, Mass., died July 11, 2009.

Maxwell H. Stamper Jr. ’49 of Oakwood, Ohio, died May 7, 2009. He practiced law in Dayton and Oakwood for 50 years, first with Harshman, Young, Colvin and Alexander, and in 1990 he established his own firm. Specializing in labor, corporate and criminal law, he devoted much of his time to pro bono cases. In the 1950s and 1960s, he formed a business partnership that built new homes in East Dayton, and he later established several manufacturing corporations. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton for many years. He served during WWII with the U.S. Marine Corps and was among the first troops to land in Japan and survey the atomic bomb site at Nagasaki. As a Marine, he was a second lieutenant, an expert rifleman and a specialist in demolition. He was decorated with the Bronze Star.

William B. Tyson Jr. LL.M. ’49 of Florence, S.C., died Feb. 5, 2009. He practiced law in Florence for more than 57 years and at the time of his retirement was a senior attorney in Florence County. He served as a special master-in-equity numerous times and also as the U.S. commissioner for the District of South Carolina for 18 years, specializing in property law. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and following Midshipman’s School at Columbia University, he served as an officer in WWII. He served in combat in both the Atlantic and Asia-Pacific theaters, participating in seven major invasions, including Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He commanded assault boats and became an aide to Adm. Richmond K. Turner. Tyson was discharged with more than 40 years of combined active and reserve service. He was an active member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Dey W. Watts ’49 of Glenview, Ill., died Feb. 14, 2009. After law school, he joined the Chicago law firm Chapman and Cutler, where he remained until his retirement as managing partner in 1991. A founding member of the Midwest Combine Investment Club, he remained active there for 59 years. He was a member of the Glencoe Rotary Club and the Glencoe Union Church and participated in the Executive Service Corps of Chicago. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during WWII in Hilo, Hawaii.


Robinson O. Everett ’50 of Durham, N.C., died June 12, 2009. A senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, he served for 12 years, 10 of those as chief judge. He worked as counsel to the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in the 1960s, and he helped to bring about legislation that modernized the U.S. military court system. As a professor at Duke University School of Law, he taught military justice, national security, sentencing, and criminal law and procedure for 53 years. He participated in numerous civic and professional organizations and served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church for decades.

Edward H. Kurth ’50 of San Antonio died July 16, 2009. He worked for Hercules Inc., as senior counsel for nearly two decades. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and, after his graduation in 1939, joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He took assignments in New Jersey, Panama and Trinidad before taking command of the 302 Signal Battalion at Camp Swift, Texas, as a major. In 1944, Kurth’s battalion took over signal operations for the 12th Army Group and participated in many European campaigns from Normandy into Germany. Earning the rank of lieutenant colonel, after his battalion was deactivated, he was assigned to the Continental Base Command at Bad Nauheim, Germany. After attending law school, he served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and later at the Pentagon as chief, procurement law division, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army. He retired from the military in 1961.

David R. Rood ’50 of Jackson, Mich., died March 27, 2009. He worked for Consumers Power Co., beginning in 1950 as a title examiner and eventually as an attorney; he retired in 1989. He spent many years volunteering for local and national organizations and was honored by the Jackson Inter-Service Club Council as Citizen of the Year in 1973. He served as a sergeant in the Medical Department of the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946.

William W. Rymer ’50 of Providence, R.I., died June 8, 2009. He practiced law for more than 50 years, specializing in patent and trademark law. He was a partner at Fish & Richardson in Boston, and he later opened his own practice, from which he retired in 2004. Rymer was a lecturer at Harvard Law School from 1968 to 1980 and a board member of the Hope Club, the Wheeler School and St. Martin’s Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during the testing of the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.

Andrew J. Schoen ’50 of New York City died May 28, 2009. As a partner with Rosenman, Colin and Freund, he practiced law for more than 50 years. He served as president of the board of trustees of Columbia Grammar School in the 1970s and 1980s.

Paul L. Blawie ’51 of Woodbridge, Conn., died May 15, 2009. He was a founding partner of the firm now known as Cohen & Wolf. In 1957, he established Blawie & Belinkie, where he practiced until his retirement in the 1990s. He was president of the Connecticut Association of Claimants’ Compensation Attorneys (now the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association), was appointed an attorney trial referee for the Superior Court in 1984 and was a member of the Statewide Grievance Committee. The author of several law review articles, he was a lecturer at the University of Bridgeport and a visiting professor at the University of Georgia Law School. He served as president of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, president of Cursillo Movement, and president and chairman of the United Cerebral Palsy Association, all of Fairfield County. He was ordained as a permanent deacon at St. Gabriel’s Parish of Milford. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant.

W. Carroll Bumpers ’51 of Phoenix died April 13, 2009. After law school, he joined the legal staff of Standard Oil of California and subsequently joined several large leasing firms. In the early 1970s, he moved to Phoenix and became president of Greyhound Leasing and Finance Corp., and he later became a group vice president of the Dial Corp. and retired while at FINOVA. He served on the advisory board of the First Commercial Bank in Little Rock, Ark., and was a longtime member of the Phoenix First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European theater.

George W. McLaughlin ’51 of New Castle, N.H., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and formerly of Cohasset, Mass., died May 10, 2009. He practiced law in Boston and Fort Lauderdale for many years and was a member of the Cohasset Yacht Club, Cohasset Golf Club, Fort Lauderdale Country Club, Lago Mar Beach Club and the Harvard Clubs of Boston and Fort Lauderdale. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps as a pilot for a multi-engine patrol plane in both the Atlantic and the Pacific.

Bernard Sternin ’51 of Goleta, Calif., died Feb. 26, 2009. He practiced law in New York as a partner at the Brooklyn firm of Wilson, Spiegelman & Sternin. He was CEO of the Circle West Co., a speaker for the ABA, and an adjunct professor and lecturer at several New York colleges. He was the author of numerous publications on the subject of automation in the law office.

Lively M. Wilson ’51 of Louisville, Ky., died July 22, 2009. An attorney at Stites & Harbison beginning in 1953, he became a well-known toxic tort lawyer after his involvement in one of the first asbestos cases in the U.S. He served as president of the American College of Trial Lawyers from 1994 to 1995 and afterward became president of the ACTL Foundation. In 1996, he was named Outstanding Lawyer of Kentucky by the Kentucky Bar Association. He was a board member of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Frank G. Allen Jr. ’52 of Boston died April 22, 2009.

Edward Cherney ’52 of Sun City Center, Fla., and formerly of Syosset, N.Y., died March 7, 2009. He was an appellate counsel and a partner in the firm Safir and Kahn in New York City. He was also on the editorial board of “The Plaintiff’s Advocate,” the publication of the New York state affiliate of the National Association of Claimants’ Counsel of America (now the American Association for Justice).

Harold W. Lockhart ’52 of South Bristol, Maine, and formerly of Bernardsville, N.J., died June 9, 2009. He worked as a patent attorney at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey, writing transistor-related patent applications and specializing in semiconductor technology, and he retired in 1982. He was an ordained elder of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, where he also taught church school. He served on the Bernardsville School Board, worked on the restoration of the Hidden Valley Girl Scout Camp in Pennsylvania and participated in the Yokefellow Ministry at the Maine State Prison. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and in 1941 he received his commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He served in WWII in the Pacific theater on the USS Saratoga until it was sunk at the Bikini bomb tests. He retired from the Naval Reserve as a captain in 1960.

Richard P. McMahon ’52 of Pawtucket, R.I., died June 1, 2009. He was a partner at McMahon & McMahon. He served as president of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation and was active with various professional and charitable organizations.

Sheldon Newman ’52 of Durham, N.C., died Sept. 24, 2008. He began his career as a solo practitioner in Boston, before moving his practice to Chelsea and Saugus, Massachusetts, where he was a general practitioner for more than 40 years. He was a member of many professional organizations, including the Massachusetts Bar Association. He was an avid skier and tennis player. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII with the 101st Airborne Division.

Herbert W. Nichols ’52 of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., died July 28, 2009. After law school, he became legal counsel for Marshall Field and Co. and also co-founded the Vintage MG Car Club of Chicago. He was awarded the company’s president’s trophy for founding and managing the MG-T Marathon, and later he traveled to Africa to help the Rhodesian Automobile Association establish a trans-Rhodesian marathon. He decided to remain in Africa and took a position with the Oasis Oil Co. in Libya as general legal counsel. After he retired, he moved to Wisconsin and built a hand-hewn log cabin. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII.

David H. Spiller ’52 of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died Feb. 19, 2009. He was a vice president and general counsel at Echlin Manufacturing in Branford, Conn. He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and an advisory board member for the St. Johns County Public Library Association and the St. Johns County Coalition. In Florida, he was president of Salt Creek Home Owner’s Association. He served the U.S. during WWII.

Raymond W. Beckwith ’53 of Trumbull, Conn., died Jan. 26, 2009. He practiced with Marsh, Day & Calhoun in Bridgeport for many years, and most recently he was a solo practitioner in Trumbull. He was president of the Bridgeport Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association, and he was chairman of the Connecticut State Bar Examining Committee for 17 years. He served as a member of the House of Delegates and as Connecticut state delegate for the ABA.

Paul A.M. Hunt ’53 of Quincy, Mass., died April 10, 2009. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney and was an assistant counsel to the Massachusetts Senate. He maintained a law office in Quincy Square and was the recipient of the Alfred P. Malaney Attorney of the Year Award. Hunt taught criminal law at Quincy College. He was an active member of the Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a forward observer for naval gunfire in the battles of Guam and Iwo Jima.

Kingsley A. Jarvis ’53 of Norristown, Pa., died April 10, 2009. A longtime attorney in Norristown, after working in a small firm, he launched his own practice, which he maintained from 1967 until his retirement in 2002. Jarvis taught criminal law at Temple Community College and then at Montgomery County Community College from 1960 to 1985 and was author of a criminal law textbook, “Pennsylvania Criminal Code and Criminal Law.” For 30 years he was solicitor for the Montgomery County Emergency Service and for the Central Montgomery Mental Health and Retardation Center, and he served three years as chairman of the Norristown Civil Rights Commission. He was a member of the board of directors of Central Montgomery from 1976 until his death, twice serving as its chairman, and was one of the original members of the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council. He served in the U.S. Army for two years after law school.

Ernest W. Lohf ’53 of Seaside, Ore., died March 22, 2009. He began his legal career with Keller & Bloomenthal, where he specialized in securities, corporate and bankruptcy law. He later helped form Lohf, Murphy & Moran (now Lohf, Shaiman, Jacobs & Hyman). During WWII he served in the U.S. Army as a regimental organist and organizer. He also located and diffused land mines and bombs.

Robert E. Patmont ’53 of Oakland, Calif., died April 22, 2009. He was an admiralty lawyer in San Francisco and participated in a variety of business ventures. He wrote two volumes of memoirs and the history of Claremont Country Club, of which he was a longtime member. He was also a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. Patmont flew his own airplane and was an active sportsman. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Thomas M. Franck LL.M. ’54 S.J.D. ’59 of New York City died May 27, 2009. An expert on international law, he spent much of his career advancing justice in developing countries. His commitment to international justice stemmed from his childhood as a refugee from Nazi Germany. In the 1950s and 1960s, he helped work on constitutions for several African nations, including Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Sierra Leone. He would later serve as a legal adviser to the governments of Kenya, Chad and El Salvador, among others. He was a professor at New York University from 1957 until his retirement in 2002, and he was the founding director of the university’s Center for International Studies. From 1995 to 2007, he served as counsel to Bosnia before the International Court of Justice in the case against Serbia concerning the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnians. He wrote or co-wrote more than 30 books, including “Resignation in Protest,” for which he won the Christopher Medal. He was a two-time Guggenheim Fellowship winner and recipient of medals from the Canadian Council of International Law and American Society of International Law, where he served as president and editor-in-chief of its journal. He was a lieutenant in the Canadian Army.

Barbara E. Frecker ’54 of Tucson, Ariz., died April 4, 2009. She managed the Warner family ranch in Angleton, Texas, until 1966, when she moved to Tucson. She and her family built a house, horse corral, and hay barn and fenced off 540 acres, 240 of which were donated to the University of Arizona for preservation. Dedicated to wildlife, nature and preservation, she fought to keep radio towers off a sensitive desert habitat in the nearby Tucson Mountains and to stop development in the area.

Herbert G. Peters III ’54 of Abingdon, Va., died May 15, 2009. He practiced law in Bristol, specializing in real estate, and committed much of his time to pro bono service. He served as mayor of Bristol and also on the Bristol City Council.

Milton G. Sincoff ’54 of Mamaroneck, N.Y., died Sept. 7, 2009. A partner and later of counsel at Kreindler & Kreindler in New York City, he was a trial lawyer who represented victims of aviation crashes. He was president of the Metropolitan Trial Lawyers Association, chairman of the Aviation Law Section of the American Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the latter’s board of governors. For more than 25 years, he was a member the board of directors of Young Adult Institute and Westchester ARC, which serves the developmentally disabled.

Robert J. Steininger LL.M. ’54 of Milwaukee died Feb. 9, 2009. He was a corporate attorney with the firms Bucyrus Erie in South Milwaukee and Meidinger & Associates in Milwaukee. Most recently, he ran a private practice. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

C.E. Eckerman LL.M. ’55 of Denver died Feb. 9, 2009. He was a partner at Gorsuch, Kirgis, Campbell, Walker and Grover, where he specialized in taxation.

Marvin E. Gavin ’55 of Chicago Heights, Ill., died Aug. 20, 2009. He was an assistant Illinois attorney general and an executive director and chief attorney for the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He served as general counsel to the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and was appointed to the Illinois State Board of Education. In 1980, he was appointed to the Circuit Court of Cook County as an associate judge, and he served on the bench until his retirement in 2001. He was honored with the Cook County Bar Association’s Outstanding Jurist Award and Distinguished Service Award. After law school, he served with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Eugene M. Haring ’55 of Princeton, N.J., died June 4, 2009. After law school, he joined McCarter & English, where he spent his career. He was senior partner and chairman of the executive committee from 1982 to 1997 and concentrated on general litigation, representing individual clients and large corporations. After his retirement, he served as a mediator for the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and as a member of the New Jersey Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. He was a member of the vestry and warden at Princeton’s Trinity Church and a trustee of General Theological Seminary in New York. Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey for 18 years, he was recognized for his service by being named honorary canon. He served in the U.S. Navy and the Naval Reserve.

Gerald J. Katz ’55 of New York City died June 25, 2009. After law school, he worked in the real estate industry for many years.

William F. McMahon ’55 of Barrington, R.I., died April 6, 2009. He was a partner at the Providence firm McMahon & McMahon. President of the Rhode Island and Pawtucket bar associations, he served as a probate judge for the city of Pawtucket.

Arthur H. Rosenfeld ’55 of New York City died July 7, 2009. He worked in professional-reference publishing, most recently as CEO of Civic Research Institute. Previously, he was chairman and founder of Rosenfeld, Emanuel Publishers; president of International Thomson Professional Publishing; president of Warren, Gorham & Lamont; president of Prentice-Hall Tax & Professional Referencing Publishing; and general counsel for the Ronald Press Co. He was on the boards of several leading legal publishers.

John M. Sink ’55 of Santa Barbara, Calif., died March 29, 2009. He practiced law in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Barbara in 1960. He wrote two books, “Political Criminal Trials: How to Defend Them” and the “California Subpoena Handbook.” In 1999, he was named one of the Best 100 Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense. He was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

David J. Swartz ’55 of Haverhill, Mass., died June 1, 2009. A lifelong resident of Haverhill, he was an Essex County prosecutor for 24 years and was the Haverhill representative in the Statehouse from 1975 to 1979. In 2005, he won a seat on the City Council. Active in the community, he served on the Historical Commission and volunteered to keep the special collections room open at the library. He was active in local politics and loved history.

John Biggs III ’56 of Wilmington, Del., died March 30, 2009. After law school, he worked at Morris Nichols Arsht and Tunnell in Wilmington, and in 1968, he co-founded the firm Biggs and Battaglia, specializing in employee rights and workers’ compensation law. Secretary of the New Castle County Democratic Committee, he was an attorney for the Senate of the State of Delaware. For 30 years, he served on the board of the Opportunity Center Inc., and he was also on the board of the Wilmington and Western Railroad and the Wilmington Trapshooting Association, of which he was a life member. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 and was deployed to Inchon, Chorwan and Camp Gifu, Korea, in the Eighth Army First Field Artillery Battalion and earned three battle stars.

Eustace W. “Pete” Buchanan ’56 of Beverly, Mass., died Feb. 9, 2009. He was the vice president of State Street Bank and Trust Co., where he was in charge of personal trust business development for more than a decade. After law school, he practiced law for four years with Warner & Stackpole and also served as counsel to the Quincy Market Urban Renewal Project in Boston from 1962 to 1964. He was president of the Boston Estate and Business Planning Council in 1976, and that same year, he became a director of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils. In 1994, he was honored by the Boston Estate Planning Council as estate planner of the year. He was president of the Union Club in Boston, a trustee of Forsyth Dental Center, a board member of the Trustees of Reservations and a vestryman at St. John’s Church. He served in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps as an officer stationed in Japan during the Korean War.

Jan N.J.B. “Jenda” Horak Jr. LL.M. ’56 of Paris died in January 2009. He was a member of the foreign service of the Netherlands serving as an ambassador in various foreign countries. He retired in the late 1990s.

Philip D. Levin ’56 of Gloucester, Mass., died Feb. 3, 2009. He was a partner for many years at the firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, which was co-founded by his father in the 1930s. He practiced corporate law and eventually concentrated in deferred compensation and ERISA matters. Following his time with the firm, he continued to practice in Gloucester. He published several legal articles, including a three-part piece on noncompetition covenants in New England.

Richard O. Loengard Jr. ’56 of Bernardsville, N.J., died May 31, 2009. In 1956, he began his career with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, and he retired as a partner in 1997. He remained of counsel with the firm until his death. He served as deputy legislative tax counsel and special assistant for international tax affairs to the U.S. Treasury Department from 1964 to 1967. He was a consultant to the Federal Income Tax Treaties Project of the American Law Institute from 1988 to 1991, and he was also chairman of the New York State Bar Association section of taxation in the late 1990s, later serving on its executive committee.

John L. Moore Jr. ’56 of Highland Beach, Fla., died May 6, 2009. He was a partner with Alston, Miller & Gaines (now Alston & Bird) in Atlanta and served on the Advisory Committee on Mental Institutions in Georgia. He later served as president of the Export-Import Bank and of the Berne Union during the Carter administration. Most recently he was a director of the Bechtel Corp. and head of Bechtel operations in East Asia. He served as president of the Associated Harvard Alumni in 1975 and was a Rhodes Scholar.

William Francis Morley ’56 of Cranford, N.J., died Feb. 4, 2009. He worked for the New Jersey Department of Labor for 25 years before his retirement in 2008. He was a board member of the Austrian American Cultural Society and a member of the Central New Jersey Leathernecks of the Marine Corps League, the Military Miniature Association and the Military Historical Society. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, during the Vietnam War and in Lebanon before retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

Lawrence M. Stone ’56 of Santa Monica, Calif., died March 15, 2009. He was a longtime partner at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, specializing in tax. He served in the U.S. Treasury Department under two presidents, first as international tax coordinator and later as tax legislative counsel. In 1966, he joined the faculty at University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he taught for 12 years. He served as a visiting professor at the University of Southern California, Yale, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and co-wrote two casebooks, “Federal Income Taxation” and “Federal Income Taxation of Corporations.” A member of the Commerce Clearing House Tax Advisory Board, a group of the country’s leading tax lawyers and accountants, he also served as a member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group and the President’s Nominating Commission for Appointments to the U.S. Tax Court. In 1995, he received the Dana Latham Award from the taxation section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Charles H. Symington Jr. ’56 of Spring Island, S.C., died March 4, 2009. He was an investment banker with S.G. Warburg of New York and London. He was a member of Piping Rock Club in New York, Chechessee Creek Club and Old Tabby Links Club. He served on school and civic boards throughout his career, and during the recent presidential campaign, he was the self-appointed chair of the Republicans for Obama in Spring Island.

Walter O. Weyrauch LL.M. ’56 of Gainesville, Fla., died Oct., 17, 2008. He was a professor emeritus and the Steven C. O’Connell Chair at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Weyrauch retired in 2007 following 51 continuous years of teaching and scholarship at the university. He was celebrated with the Walter Weyrauch Symposium: Reflecting on the Contributions to Legal Thought of Walter Weyrauch. Specializing in family law, business organizations, comparative law, law and society, legal philosophy, and autonomous informal lawmaking, he was widely published in these areas. He wrote “The Experience of Lawlessness,” about living in postwar Germany, and co-wrote “A Theory of Legal Strategy.” He held an honorary professorship at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, where he lectured and accepted doctoral candidates.

Matthew P. Boylan ’57 of Wyckoff, N.J., died March 1, 2009. He spent nearly 40 years with the firm Lowenstein Sandler beginning in 1969. He was one of New Jersey’s pre-eminent trial lawyers, sought after by the government, individuals and corporations to handle criminal and civil cases. His clients included Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical and communications industries; he also took on pro bono work. After law school, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney, receiving a special acknowledgment from then Attorney General Robert Kennedy for the first successful prosecution of a high-ranking official of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In 1969, he was appointed special prosecutor for murder trials in Passaic County. He served as director of the Division of Criminal Justice of the state of New Jersey from 1974 to 1975. Boylan was a founding member of the New Jersey Trial Attorney Certification Board and was elected a fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation.

George Calloway Cochran III ’57 of Dallas died March 6, 2009. He was senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas for 24 years. For more than 40 years, he was an advocate of the arts, and specifically dance. He supported dance in many ways, from transporting music and video equipment for performances to funding scholarships. He was an active member of Northaven United Methodist Church and the Dallas Dance Council, where he served on the board of directors for 10 years, and in 1999 he received the dance council’s Mary Warner Award in recognition of his outstanding service. He was an accomplished pianist throughout his life. He served in the U.S. Air Force with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Yale H. Gellman ’57 of Great Neck, N.Y., died Jan 24, 2009. He was a longtime resident of Great Neck who worked as a partner with the law firm Proskauer Rose.

Wayne P. Libhart ’57 of Seal Cove, Maine, died Feb. 17, 2009. After law school, he opened his law practice in Brewer and then expanded to Ellsworth. He practiced for more than 35 years. In the 1960s, he served in the Maine Legislature, representing Brewer. He moved to Seal Cove in 1976 and became active in community service and town meetings. He was a member of Tremont Historical Society and was honored with the Harvey Kelley Good Citizen Award for the town of Tremont in 2008. He wrote several murder mysteries, including “The Jury is Excused.” A member of the Penobscot County Salmon Club, Brewer Kiwanis, Penobscot County Conservation Club, and Bangor Naval Reserve Unit, he was president of the Harvard Club and the first president of Brewer Jaycees. He joined the U.S. Navy at the end of WWII and served during the Korean War on a destroyer and minesweeper.

James B. Moran ’57 of Evanston, Ill., died April 21, 2009. He was nominated to be a U.S. district judge in Chicago by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 and oversaw cases until late 2008. He served as chief judge from 1990 to 1995. In 1984, in one of his most notable decisions, he awarded millions to female flight attendants who were forced to quit working at United Airlines due to a no-marriage rule, later ruled illegal. He was a partner at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (now K&L Gates) for many years. After law school, he clerked for Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York. In 1965, he was elected to a one-year term as a state representative. Moran served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Daniel J. O’Hern ’57 of Little Silver, N.J., died April 1, 2009. He was an associate justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1981 to 2000, and his opinions helped define state policies on issues like the death penalty, law enforcement and homelessness. He entered into politics in the early 1960s as a Democratic councilman in Red Bank, N.J., and he would go on to become mayor in 1969. In 1978, Gov. Brendan T. Byrne ’50 appointed him commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, and the following year he appointed him his counsel. He was appointed special counsel for ethics reform by Gov. Richard Codey in 2004, and he helped to bring about the ethics reform of the state’s executive branch and New Jersey’s first Uniform Ethics Code. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954 and during the Korean War was an arrested gear officer and guided pilots to safe landings aboard the USS Essex.

Samuel L. Simmons ’57 of New York City died July 16, 2009. He began his legal career with Standard Oil and the law firm Arthur Drye & Dole in New York City. He later was general counsel to ITT Europe in Brussels, Belgium, and, from 1975 to 1985, general counsel to Revlon in New York City. He returned to ITT as director of corporate development in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant.

Francis C. Cleary Jr. ’58 of Needham, Mass., died June 17, 2009. He was vice president of John Hancock Insurance in Boston. He volunteered as a gardener at the Stanley Tippett Hospice Home and for the AARP tax program at the Needham Senior Center. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

William R. Johnson ’58 of Hanover, N.H., died May 30, 2009. He was a justice on New Hampshire courts, first on the state’s Superior Court, beginning in 1969, and later on its Supreme Court from 1985 to 1999. Earlier in his career, he was elected to the New Hampshire Legislature and introduced bills establishing the New Hampshire Council on the Arts and the New Hampshire Conservation Commission. He served as chairman of the state’s Republican Party from 1964 to 1966, when he ran unsuccessfully for the party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate. He also served as New Hampshire chairman for Gov. George Romney’s presidential campaign. He was an adjunct professor of business law at Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College from 1959 to 1999, and he started the Friends of Dartmouth Basketball in 1970 to assist athletic programs.

John W. Kearns Jr. ’58 of Coral Gables, Fla., died May 20, 2009. He practiced law in Miami beginning in 1970. He was an enthusiastic sailor and raced in the Chicago-Mackinac race and on Biscayne Bay.

Richard Ian Brickman ’59 of Manchester, N.H., died July 1, 2009. He practiced law in Miami for many years before moving to New Hampshire. He later co-owned and -operated the restaurant Down ’n Dirty BBQ.

John B. Burroughs ’59 of Farragut, Tenn., died July 31, 2009. After law school, he clerked for Judge Peter Woodbury in the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals. He later served as an assistant prosecutor in the district attorney’s office in Phoenix. As a member of the Knoxville Track Club for many years, he competed in marathons and triathlons. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1966 and was a lieutenant commander aboard the USS Warrington. He received the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation.

Edward S. “Ned” Davis ’59 of New York City died Aug. 28, 2009. He was a partner and corporate attorney at Hughes Hubbard & Reed. He was a director of Hillenbrand Industries, Cognitronics Corp. and the Bronx Charter School for Children in Mott Haven. He served as president of the board of trustees of Collegiate School, was a life trustee of Pomfret School, and was a member of the executive committee of Doctors of the World-USA (now HealthRight International).

Joseph S. Kaplan ’59 of New York City died Nov. 3, 2008. He was a partner at McGuireWoods. He was president and chairman of the board of trustees of the Jewish Center in New York City, and he was a leader of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services for more than 30 years. Kaplan chaired the Jewish Connections division at the latter, and he led in the creation of innovative programming dealing with a wide range of life challenges. The Joseph S. Kaplan Center for Family Life Education at JBFCS is named in his honor. Additionally, he helped establish Ashalim, a learning and service partnership between New York and Israeli organizations for children and families.

Richard A. Wiley LL.M. ’59 of Wellesley, Mass., died June 12, 2009. He was a lawyer, banker and teacher. In 1959, he joined Bingham, Dana & Gould in Boston, where he was a managing partner beginning in 1971. He later worked for five other Boston firms, including Gaston & Snow and Hill & Barlow. He was appointed by President Gerald Ford to work for the Defense Department as assistant secretary of defense and was awarded the department’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service. In Boston, he worked at John Hancock Insurance Co. and also at First National Bank of Boston as executive vice president. He taught at Bowdoin College in Maine, Boston College Law School and Boston University School of Law. Bowdoin awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1994. He was an adviser and a board member of the high-tech company Giganet, and he served as chairman of the state’s Education Loan Authority, Higher Education Coordinating Council and Board of Regents of Higher Education. A lawyer in the U.S. Air Force, he later reached the rank of major with the Air Force Reserve. Prior to that, he had served as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.


Robert S. Ching ’60 of Titusville, Fla., died Jan. 29, 2009. During his career, he worked as corporate counsel for the mortgage industry and also with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. After retirement, he was a member of Unity Church, a greeter at Walmart and active with the American Heart Association.

Joel H. Levy ’60 of Chevy Chase, Md., died April 3, 2009. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., with the firm Cohn and Marks. He previously worked in the Rules and Standards Division and later in the Office of the General Counsel in the Litigation Division of the Federal Communications Commission. He was also a panelist and speaker at National Association of Broadcasters conventions and state broadcasters associations conferences. He was the national officer for the American Jewish Congress and co-chairman of the Commission on Law and Social Action.

John Gregory Milano ’60 of San Francisco died March 22, 2009. He practiced law for 49 years, beginning with the tax and civil rights divisions of the Justice Department. He went on to serve as an assistant U.S. attorney in the criminal division in San Francisco, and in 1976, he entered private practice. He sat on the boards at the San Francisco Archdiocesan Board of Education, Catholic Charities and the Pickle Family Circus, and he was a lay minister at St. Dominic’s Church. He served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, in D.C., and as a military judge at Ft. Ord, Calif. He retired in 1996 from active reserve duty as a lieutenant colonel.

Robert J. Thieblot ’60 of Baltimore died April 16, 2009. He was a founding partner of the law firm Allen Thieblot and Hughes (later Thieblot and Ryan) and specialized in corporate, business, creditors’ rights and commercial law. President of the Mount Royal Improvement Association, he also served as a board member of the Boys Home Society, the H.L. Mencken House, the Kiwanis Club of Baltimore City, and the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation. He was active with Republican politics and served a term on the Baltimore City School Board in 1971. He wrote “Telemachus, or The Memoirs of an Immortal God.”

John S. Davison ’61 of Morlaix, France, died June 16, 2009. He worked for the U.S. Department of State for 36 years and was ambassador to Niger from 1993 to 1996.

Austin P. Frum ’61 of Arlington, Va., died Jan. 4, 2008. He was a lawyer who specialized in real estate development and housing finance. After law school, he joined the law offices of Spencer W. Reeder, and he went on to be a partner with Jackson, Gray & Laskey. He worked for the Government National Mortgage Association, Ginnie Mae, in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development before becoming a housing adviser to the government of Zaire in 1971. He was managing partner at Dunnells, Duvall & Porter (now Holland & Knight) in the mid-1980s and vice president of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. He served as counsel with Garfinkle & Associates from 1992 to 1999 and more recently served as interim executive director of Arlington Housing Corp., and he was acting executive director of the Charter Schools Development Corp. His community activities included membership on the National Board, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education; membership on the board of directors of Friendship House, a settlement house on Capitol Hill; and service as president of the American School of Kinshasa, Zaire. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1958 aboard an amphibious assault cargo ship.

Stephen R. Barnett ’62 of Oakland, Calif., died Oct. 13, 2009. He was a First Amendment professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law from 1967 until his retirement in 2003. From 1977 to 1979, he served as a deputy solicitor general with the U.S Department of Justice, where he argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Specializing in media and antitrust law, he was an advocate of free speech rights, serving as a board member of the First Amendment Coalition. He was a frequent commentator on the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970, and in his later years, he was critical of the California Supreme Court’s decision-making process. He was co-author of “Law of International Telecommunications in the United States,” published in 1988. After law school, he clerked for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. ’31 on the U.S. Supreme Court.

David B. Cole ’63 of Osterville, Mass., died Feb. 22, 2009. After law school, he began practicing as an associate and then worked in private practice from 1968 to 1972. He went on to form a partnership with estate lawyer Peter M. Sykes ’41, Sykes and Cole. Active in the Barnstable community, in 1981 he was appointed trustee-agent of the Enoch T. Cobb Trust. In recognition of his work on behalf of the trust, Barnstable High School named the park’s observatory after him. He was active with the Bar Association, participating as a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod. In 1973, he was licensed as a lay reader in the Episcopal Church and served in that capacity at St. Peter’s Church in Osterville. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960 in Groton, Conn., as a naval intelligence officer of the Naval Security Group Detachment.

Ira L. Freilicher ’63 of New York City died May 25, 2009. He was a partner and later special counsel in the New York office of Hunton & Williams from 1990 until his death. While at the firm, he helped to develop the New York Independent System Operator, which administers wholesale electric markets in New York. Freilicher also represented many electric sector clients—including governments, utilities and developers—on power projects in Hungary, Croatia and elsewhere. Prior to this position, he served as senior inside counsel for three decades at Long Island Lighting Co., where he assisted in the licensing of the Shoreham nuclear plant on Long Island.

Lowell R. Marks ’63 of Los Angeles died March 21, 2009. He practiced with the Beverly Hills firm Fulop, Rolston, Burns and McKittrick for 18 years, specializing in corporate law and becoming a partner in 1970. He retired in 1982. For more than 30 years, until the time of his death, he served on the board of the Brotman Foundation, primarily as a grant distributor to a variety of arts groups and social service agencies. He also served on the boards of the Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Los Angeles Children’s Museum and the Wright Institute. After law school, he clerked for Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York City.

John G. McGarrahan ’63 of Berkeley, Calif., died July 19, 2009. He helped establish McGarrahan & Heard, a firm that specialized in construction and development. He did legal work on many projects, including the World Financial Center in New York City. After law school, he was an assistant to New York City Mayor John Lindsay on housing issues. During his retirement, he worked with Habitat for Humanity on Cape Cod.

Oscar Wood Moyle III ’63 of Salt Lake City died April 20, 2009. A Salt Lake City attorney specializing in trusts and estate planning, he was a partner and CEO at Moyle and Draper (formerly Young and Moyle), a family firm founded in 1892. He joined his father at the firm in 1966, after practicing in New York City at Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine. President of the Utah State Bar and a delegate to the American Bar Association from 1984 to 1986, he was also chairman of the Utah State Bar Probate Code Committee and helped to draft the Utah Uniform Probate Code. Moyle was elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (serving as chairman from 1987 to 1993) and was a life member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He played club soccer for Alemania in Salt Lake City for a decade, served as director of the Alta Club, and was a member of the Salt Lake Rotary and the New State Duck Club. He was an enlisted serviceman in the U.S. National Guard.

David F. Patzman ’63 of Mission Woods, Kan., died June 1, 2009. As a senior partner at Morrison, Hecker, Curtis, Kuder and Parrish (now Stinson Morrison Hecker), he specialized in tax, corporate law, employee benefits and health care. When he retired after four decades at the firm, he became a staff attorney with the Federal Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee’s office in Johnson County. Most recently he served as mayor of Mission Woods, an office he was first elected to in 1995. He and his family were highly involved with international exchange and outreach, stemming from his own experience as an exchange student in 1955. He served in leadership positions with the American Field Service at the local, national and international levels. He volunteered for the AFS in Kansas City and hosted several students. He served in the Army Reserve as a captain.

Katrina Renouf ’63 of Washington, D.C., died Sept. 4, 2009. A noted communications practitioner, she began her career at the Federal Communications Commission as senior litigation attorney for the Review Board, and she subsequently served as attorney in the Office of the General Counsel. She later entered into private practice as co-founder and, until her death, as partner, at the firm Renouf & Polivy, specializing in broadcasting matters. She was lead counsel representing Rainbow Broadcasting in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, in which the FCC Minority Broadcasting Ownership Rules were upheld. An avid horticulturalist and gardener, she maintained inspiring plantings at her Virginia farm.

Gerardo Fuentes LL.M. ’64 of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died July 25, 2009. He was a project manager and vice president of operations for Bechtel Corp. from 1965 to 1980. During his tenure at Bechtel, he collaborated with then Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger ’41 and Secretary of State George Schultz on several international projects, and he was instrumental in the opening and development of their corporate office in Madrid. In the 1980s, he was the U.S. representative for the Spanish firm SENER Ingenieria y Sistemas SA. He was general manager of their Houston headquarters, overseeing project development in the Latin American petrochemical industry. He worked as an educator, consultant and editorial writer until his retirement.

Andrew T. Berry ’65 of Westfield, N.J., died July 24, 2009. He was chairman of McCarter & English in the Newark office and an internationally recognized trial attorney. He joined McCarter & English after law school, becoming a partner in 1972. His career focused on trial and appellate litigation, and he successfully represented Fortune 500 clients in the financial, consumer and sports industries, among others. Elected to the firm’s executive committee in 1988, he had served as chairman since 1997. During his tenure, the firm doubled in size, opened offices throughout the Northeast and increased its pro bono activities. He was recognized with the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Jewish Committee and named one of New Jersey’s business leaders by the New Jersey Business News. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation, and he served as a member of the American Law Institute, the Newark Alliance and the Montclair Board of Education. He was a member of the board of trustees of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Robert D. City ’65 of Boston died March 13, 2009. He was a partner at City, Hayes & Dissette in Boston and specialized in construction law, civil trial and mediation. He committed a large part of his practice to litigation and was a member of the Suffolk Superior Court Construction Mediation Panel. A research assistant to HLS Professor Paul Freund ’31 S.J.D. ’32 from 1966 to 1967, he later clerked for the Hon. Arthur Whittemore ’22 on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

Harvey S. Lichterman ’65 of Carlsbad, Calif., died April 27, 2009. He was a senior partner with Lord, Bissell & Brook, where he specialized in real estate in Chicago. He represented banks, life insurance companies, and other financial institutions in loan participations, mortgage-backed securitizations, and all types of acquisition, construction and permanent loan financings. In 2004, he joined Gerson Law in California.

Daniel Brocki ’66 of Erie, Pa., died May 10, 2009. After law school, he entered private practice with two local attorneys, working as part of the legal team at Hammermill Paper Co.

Richard W. Chase ’66 of Solana Beach, Calif., died Aug, 14, 2009. He started Taconic Resources in San Diego, a company that developed various environmental infrastructure projects, in 1983. One of these projects was the Gregory Canyon landfill, a solid waste landfill and renewable energy project which he worked on until the time of his death. After law school, he worked as an attorney on Wall Street and later for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He was an activist in the civil rights movement.

Paul A. O’Bryan Jr. ’66 of Houston died Jan. 25, 2009. He was an international lawyer who began his career with Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in New York City. He went on to work for Bayer Corp., in Rome; Ethyl Corp., in Louisiana; Mobil Oil Corp., in Libya; Amoco Oil Corp., in Houston, Burundi and Congo; and finally Vanco Energy, in Houston, Egypt and Afghanistan. He served as the honorary council general for Madagascar in Houston and was fluent in six languages. He was a Fulbright Scholar who studied South American law in Guatemala at the University of San Carlos.

Thomas J. Graff ’67 of Oakland, Calif., died Nov. 12, 2009. He was the regional director of the Environmental Defense Fund for 37 years, and he helped found the organization’s California office in 1971. He initiated offering financial incentives to protect the environment and spent decades working to protect California’s rivers. He was heavily involved in several pieces of legislation that leveraged market forces to aid conservation, such as the Central Valley Project Improvement Act in 1991, which authorized the use of water markets to encourage farmers to adopt conservation measures and sell the conserved water to urban areas. This act was passed by Congress in 1992. He also steered the EDF’s work on reforms taken to reduce global warming, including efforts to pass the Pavley Clean Car law and AB 32, the first legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions in California. He was involved in Project 88, a report to President-elect George H.W. Bush, which led to the expansion of market-oriented controls on acid rain. He received numerous awards, including the Jean Auer Award for his lifetime commitment to restoring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta, and was honored with an endowed chair in his name at the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. After law school, he clerked for Judge Carl McGowan in the D.C. Circuit, and he later served as legislative assistant to New York City Mayor John Lindsay. He was a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, and he was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School in 1979.

David C. Thomas ’67 of New York City died April 13, 2009. He practiced law in New York City for many years and was a Burton Award for legal achievement recipient. He was an avid sailor.

William E. Bailey ’68 of Chelsea, Mass., died Aug. 21, 2009. He was special counsel to the Insurance Information Institute beginning in 1986. He was appointed co-director of the Disaster Insurance Information Office in New York City after Sept. 11, 2001, and reactivated the Hurricane Insurance Information Center, which he managed during multiple hurricanes, including Katrina. He first served as director of the center after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Earlier in his career, he was vice president for Commercial Union Insurance in Boston. He hosted the talk radio program “It’s Your Money! (What are you going to do with it?),” which for the past 10 years aired nationally every Sunday on the National Radio Network. For this program, he was awarded the 1998 Golden Torch Award for Communicator of the Year. He was president of the National Consumer Education Foundation and of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mark G. Magilow ’68 of Dallas died March 12, 2009. He began his legal career in Dallas with the City Attorney’s Office, and he went on to become a partner with Locke Purnell Boren Laney & Neely (now Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell), specializing in real estate. He was included in the “Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate” and was a member of the Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys. For many years, he served as a restaurant reviewer for Texas Monthly magazine, and he was a saxophone player and bandleader. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Conal E. Murray ’68 of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., died May 13, 2009. From 1968 to 1999, he served as assistant general counsel for Kraft Foods. He was president of the Westchester/Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant supply officer for four years.

Robert L. Duncan Jr. ’69 of Westfield, N.J., died Feb. 7, 2009. He was a lifelong resident of Westfield who worked for many years for Deforest and Duer in New York City. He served as general counsel for the American Management Association and as deputy publisher for the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. He contributed to the growth of local organizations, serving on the boards of the Presbyterian Church, the United Fund, the Westfield Recreation Commission and the Westfield Adult School. He was a trustee of Children’s Specialized Hospital from 1983 to 1992 and served as chairman from 1987 to 1989. In the latter position, he met with legislators to advocate for children’s causes and oversaw the operating of the Outpatient Center in Fanwood; he also was instrumental in establishing the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.

Douglas B. Schwab ’69 of Agoura Hills, Calif., died March 26, 2009. Early in his career, he worked for the firm McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, and he practiced with Alef Grunfeld & Schwab, specializing in corporate and securities matters. He practiced law for nearly 35 years in total. He was co-chairman of the antitrust section of the Barristers Club and vice president of the Park Hills Homeowners Association.


Reginald C. Lindsay ’70 of Newton, Mass., died March 12, 2009. He was a U.S. District Court judge, appointed in 1993 by President Clinton—the second African-American appointed to a federal bench in Massachusetts. Lindsay had been in a wheelchair since 1983, after developing a tumor on his spine. In a 1997 Boston Globe interview, he said his disability shaped his perspective on many issues, including race: “I guess I start with the proposition that you have a whole different world view from a seated position than a standing position.” In recent years, he became a critic of the Justice Department’s handling of lawsuits stemming from the FBI’s involvement with mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. In 2007, he ruled that the FBI was responsible for the 1982 execution-style killings of Edward Halloran and Michael Donahue, allegedly carried out by Winter Hill gang members. Earlier in his career he was a partner at Hill & Barlow and served as commissioner of public utilities in Massachusetts.

John M. Payne ’70 of Glen Ridge, N.J., died June 16, 2009. He was a board of governors distinguished service professor and Justice Frederick Hall scholar at Rutgers Law School, where he taught constitutional law and land use. He joined the faculty in 1971 and later served as associate dean. The author of many articles, he also co-wrote a textbook on land-use law. He worked in support of affordable housing rights in New Jersey and volunteered for the historic preservation organization Preservation New Jersey. He served as president of the board of directors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and he purchased Wright’s Stuart Richardson house in the mid-1990s and worked to restore the residence.

Roger D. Pearson ’70 of New York City and formerly of St. Paul, Minn., died Feb. 21, 2009. He practiced law in Manhattan for many years. He wrote “Growing Up in St. Anthony Park: A Memoir of Roger Dale Pearson,” a story about his memories of Guttersen Elementary School and Murray Senior High in St. Paul. He served in the U.S. Navy as an officer in Adak, Alaska, for four years.

James A. Wyly ’71 of Aberdeen, S.D., died March 10, 2009. After law school, he joined the firm Richardson, Groseclose, and Kornmann (now Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck, and Hieb), where he later became a partner and in total practiced for 38 years. He served as president of the South Dakota State Young Democrats, was chairman of the Brown County Democrat Committee, and was a member of the Brown County and South Dakota bar associations. He was an avid reader, and prior to law school, he worked on the family cattle ranch.

Eliot G. Disner ’72 of Los Angeles died April 4, 2009. After serving as an attorney-adviser at the Federal Trade Commission, where he developed an abiding interest in antitrust issues, he spent most of his career trying antitrust cases for business plaintiffs, including a suit which halted anticompetitive practices in the cake decorating industry and a major class-action suit which benefited young lawyers who had purchased Bar review courses. He wrote the official California jury instructions (CACI) for antitrust actions. He authored more than 40 articles on legal topics, and the ALI-ABA published two editions of his book “Antitrust: Questions, Answers, Law, and Commentary,” which was recently translated into Chinese. Just prior to his death, he was in conference with Chinese government lawyers and legal scholars seeking to craft antitrust laws for their country.

John A. Rayll Jr. ’72 of Tulsa, Okla., died May 20, 2009. He worked as a corporate attorney for several oil and gas companies in Tulsa, including Cities Service and Occidental Petroleum. He later worked at Coulter & Rayll, retiring in 2003. After law school, he began his career in New York.

Jonathan Z. Souweine ’72 of Amherst, Mass., died April 7, 2009. After graduating from HLS, he was a clerk for Federal District Court Judge Joseph Blumenfeld in Hartford, Conn. He then served as staff attorney and later director of MASSPIRG, where he led the first statewide bottle bill campaign. He worked for Attorney General Frank Bellotti in the Consumer Protection division in Springfield, Mass., before joining the law firm of Lesser, Newman, Souweine and Nasser in Northampton, Mass., where he was a partner for more than 25 years. He was a devoted public citizen, serving many environmental, civic and community groups, including as a board member of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Connecticut River Watershed Council. Souweine and his family were the subjects of the 1999 book “House” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder.

Andrew D. Strupp ’72 of Salt Point, N.Y., died March 26, 2009. He was an international attorney for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and General Electric, among other companies. He was a landlord for 30 years and enjoyed renovating old houses.

Patricia Hassett LL.M. ’73 of Syracuse, N.Y., died July 10, 2009. She was the first female professor at Syracuse University College of Law, where she taught constitutional criminal procedure, artificial intelligence, and criminal law and wrote in the field of artificial intelligence and the law. She became a professor emeritus in 2006 after 32 years on the faculty. Earlier in her career, she worked as a prosecuting attorney and a municipal government attorney. Additionally, she served in England with the Lord Chancellors Advisory Committee on legal education and professional conduct of persons providing legal services and as a consultant to the English Home Office on the improvement of bail decisions.

Thomas Wälde LL.M. ’73 of St. Andrews, Scotland, died Oct. 10, 2008. He was a legal scholar and practitioner in international energy and natural resources, and he specialized in framing contractual agreements between governments that controlled mineral deposits and multinational companies exploring reserves. In 1991, he became director at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Earlier in his career, he served as a United Nations interregional adviser on international investment policy and petroleum and mineral legislation. During his time with the U.N., he advised more than 60 governments on legislative reform and contract negotiations. He was awarded a Jean-Monnet Chair in European Economic and Energy Law by the European Commission.

Francesta E. Farmer ’74 of Fayetteville, N.C., died April 26, 2009. She spent her career working in civil rights, international affairs and governance, first with the Office for Civil Rights and later at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. She also served as the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus. From the mid-1980s until 2007, she lived primarily in Africa. She served as a regional technical adviser for Pathfinder International, directing maternal and child survival projects all over Africa, and she also worked at the National Democratic Institute, directing programs for central and West Africa. In 2003, she led the domestic monitoring efforts for Nigeria’s elections.

José Eduardo N. Mello LL.M. ’74 of São Paulo, Brazil, died July 11, 2007. After law school, he returned to Brazil to work as a public attorney for the São Paulo Finance Municipality, specializing in taxation. He taught tax law in graduate and postgraduate programs at the Getulio Vargas Foundation for more than 25 years. In 1990, he passed the public civil service exam and became a federal judge in São Paulo. He retired from the bench in 1998 but continued to teach. He was a graduate of Pontificia Universidade Católica and post-graduate of Madrid University. While at HLS, he studied at the International Tax Program, and its director, Professor Oliver Oldman ’53, was one of his mentors.

Ruth E. Peters ’75 of Alexandria, Va., died Oct. 25, 2009. She had a distinguished career in labor law, serving successively as an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, counsel for appellate litigation at the U.S. Department of Labor, solicitor for the Federal Labor Relations Authority and finally as a member of the Davis-Bacon Wage Appeals Board. Among many other court appearances, she argued several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in her native South Dakota. In the early 1990s, she returned to journalism as a freelance writer, editor and Web site designer. She devoted much of her time for many years to the music program at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where she was a key member and alto soloist with the choir, performed frequently as a mezzo-soprano soloist in oratorios and other vocal concerts, and played a major part in the development and ongoing support of the highly successful youth musical productions program.

Pamela A. Williamson ’77 of Anchorage, Alaska, and Los Angeles, Calif., died June 12, 2009. She was a writer and a corporate attorney who began her career at the firm of Arnold and Porter in Washington, D.C. She attended the Film Institute of America in Hollywood and ultimately produced a documentary on heroes in the USA, wrote and served as legal consultant for the television series “Divorce Court,” and was the head of the reading department at Walt Disney Studio.

Susan S. Beck ’78 of Cambridge, Mass., died March 7, 2009. She was a political activist and a justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Appointed to the 25-member Appeals Court by Gov. William F. Weld ’70 in 1997, she served on the court until her retirement in 2006. Previously, she was an assistant state attorney general and served as general counsel for the Executive Office of Administration and Finance under Weld. Beck was a key adviser on the state budget. She wrote several opinions, including one settling a neighbors’ spat over oceanfront property rights in North Falmouth. During her career, she worked with the Ward Commission, investigating corruption in state public construction projects in the 1970s.


David V.P. Marks ’80 of New York City died July 8, 2009. He began his business career as president of the GMS Group, a strategic consulting firm that he helped found. He later served as president of St. Nicholas Music, an independent music publishing company, and was a private investor in intellectual property, securities and fine art. He co-wrote “Competition in the Investment Banking Industry” and “Signposting: The Selective Revelation of Product Information.” He served on the boards of Carnegie Hill Neighbors, the Defenders of the Historic Upper East Side and the Historic Neighborhood Enhancement Alliance. He was active in the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard for 30 years and served most recently as president.

Michael B. Taggart LL.M. ’80 of Auckland, New Zealand, died Aug. 13, 2009. He began his teaching career at the University of Ontario followed by an appointment as a lecturer at Auckland University in 1982. At Auckland, he was appointed a professor in 1988, served as dean of law from 1992 to 1995 and was the first holder of the Alexander Turner chair. He also taught at universities in the United Kingdom, France and Australia. He was named a fellow of the New Zealand Academy of the Humanities and was the author of several academic works.

Niall L. O’Toole ’82 of Stamford, Conn., and formerly of New York City died June 5, 2009. He practiced corporate law in New York City.

Matthew M. Neumeier ’84 of Chicago died May 17, 2009. A class-action defense attorney, he was a partner at the Howrey law firm in Chicago, running its products liability and mass tort class action practice. He was also a member of its global litigation and commercial trial practice groups. Before joining Howrey in 2007, he was a partner at Jenner & Block. In 1999, he joined the board of directors at the Chicago Children’s Museum. After law school, he clerked for U.S. Chief Justice Warren Burger, and he later worked with Burger after his retirement on the U.S. Constitution Bicentennial Commission. He joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1990 as an associate in the Chicago office.

Thomas C. Bolliger LL.M. ’85 of Zurich, Switzerland, died July 29, 2009. He joined the firm Schellenberg Wittmer in 1987, and he became a partner in 1991. He was a member of the firm’s dispute resolution group and focused his practice on litigation, employment law and bankruptcy. He also served as alternate judge at the District Court of Zurich for a decade and was a member of the Zurich Board of Bar Examination since 1996. He wrote several publications on inheritance and bankruptcy law.

Brooks R. Burdette ’86 of New York City died May 13, 2009. He was a litigator at Schulte Roth & Zabel. After joining the firm in 1993, he represented clients in trials and arbitration hearings in complex civil matters, including accountants liability, securities law, antitrust, commercial contracts and trademark. Active in pro bono work, he was the partner in charge of pro bono matters. He was co-chair of the Trial Evidence Committee of the ABA’s litigation section, a member of the Federal Bar Council’s Committee on Second Circuit Courts and a trustee of the Harvard Law School Association of New York City. Burdette was a founding trustee of Democracy Prep Public Charter School, a board member of The Adams Street Foundation serving the Students of the Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice, director of the Appleseed Foundation and of Volunteers of Legal Service, Inc., and a regional vice chairman of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He was also a past director of Brainstorm Afterschool as well as past president of the Truman Scholars Association. He was a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a Presidential Scholar at Wofford College.

Rodrigo Rosenberg-Marzano LL.M. ’86 of Guatemala City was shot to death on May 10, 2009. A founding partner of Rosenberg-Marzano, Marroquin-Pemueller & Asociados in Guatemala City, he specialized in international, tax, trademark, corporate and procedural law. He served as vice dean of the law school at Rafael Landivar University and president of the board of directors of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation Foundation. After his death, a video emerged in which he stated that if he were killed, Guatemala’s president, Alvaro Colom, would be responsible. (President Colom denies involvement in any part of the murder.)


Jill M. Barlow Paquette ’91 of New Hartford, N.Y., died April 25, 2009. She was a law professor at Syracuse University and previously practiced corporate law in Utica, Albany and New York City.

Nan R.W. Lewis ’92 of Indianapolis died May 1, 2009. She worked for the Marion County Prosecutors Office and the Marion County Public Defenders Office. She later wrote romance novels.

Damon A. Dunn ’94 of Milan, Ill., and formerly of Chicago died June 26, 2009.


Eleanor R. Appel, placement director at Harvard Law School until 1980, died in Cambridge at age 90. A 1940 graduate of Radcliffe College, she began working in the placement office at HLS in 1949 and became director in 1959.

Ellen J. Miller, former editor of the Harvard Law School Bulletin and senior HLS administrator, died on May 26, 2009, at the age of 76. Miller graduated from the University of Rochester and received a master’s in television from Syracuse University before working as a television producer in Ann Arbor, Mich. She started at the Bulletin in 1974, when her first husband, Arthur Miller ’58, joined the faculty. In 1980, she created and headed the HLS Media Services Department, and she later served as director of education technology and then director of administrative publications at the school. After retiring in 2001, Miller wrote several books, including “All This Reading: The Literary World of Barbara Pym.” She also founded the American chapter of the Barbara Pym Society and was a nationally competitive Scrabble player. She was the feature editor for the Carlisle (Mass.) Mosquito newspaper at the time of her death.