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1920-1929

Anargyros E. Camarinos '27-'28 of Athens, Greece, died January 21, 2002.

Moses Lasky LL.M. '29 of San Francisco died April 7, 2002. He was with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco for 50 years, eventually becoming its senior managing partner, and a partner at Lasky, Haas & Cohler, also in San Francisco. During his 66 years of practicing law, he successfully argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and represented many high-profile clients, including Howard Hughes and the Oakland Raiders.

Joseph Winer '29-'30 of Akron, Ohio, died March 21, 2002. He practiced law in Akron for more than 60 years.

1930-1939

Allison Choate '30 of Englewood, Fla., died May 7, 2002. He was a partner at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts in New York City for more than 35 years.

Harold O. Olson '30-'31 of Evanston, Ill., died March 21, 2002. He practiced law for more than 30 years, specializing in estate planning. Olson served in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Pacific during WWII.

Burwell Spurlock '30-'31 of Estes Park, Colo., died December 21, 2001.

Lincoln D. Brayton '31 of Pomfret, Vt., died June 18, 2002. He practiced law for nearly 60 years, including with Hurlbert, Jones and Hall in Boston. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served as a lieutenant commander in the Pacific during WWII.

George F. Goodyear '31 of Buffalo, N.Y., died June 14, 2002. After graduating from HLS, Goodyear spent a year studying chemistry at Harvard, before joining a subsidiary of DuPont in Buffalo. He acted as a liaison between patent attorneys and researchers until 1937, when he joined Bean, Brooks, Buckley & Bean in Buffalo, where he became a partner. He later served as head of the patent division at Curtiss-Wright, and after WWII ended, he joined Hewitt Rubber, where he was secretary until 1952. Goodyear then became the first chairman and president of WGR-TV. In addition to maintaining a 60-year involvement, including 17 years as board president, with the Buffalo Museum of Science, he served as board member of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences; officer of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society; member of the Advisory Council on Museums for the New York Department of Education and of the American Association of Museums; chairman of the Hospital Review and Planning Council of Western New York; and president of the Medical Foundation of Buffalo.

George H. Johnston '32 of Newman, Calif., died September 15, 2001.

Thomas S. Kernan '32 of Utica, N.Y., died March 17, 2002.

William J. Walsh '32-'33 of Red Hook, N.Y., died December 18, 2001.

David Riesman '34 of Winchester, Mass., died May 10, 2002. A sociologist, he is best known as the author of The Lonely Crowd, a book that explored postindustrial society. He began his law career as a clerk for Justice Louis Brandeis 1878 on the U.S. Supreme Court. He later practiced law in Boston, before becoming a professor of law at the University of Buffalo and a professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago. After leaving Chicago in 1958, he taught at Harvard College until his retirement in 1980, after which he continued as emeritus professor.

Richard C. Smith '34 of Rutland, Vt., died December 18, 2001.

Edgar D. Yeomans '34 of Los Angeles died May 31, 2002. He was a corporate attorney for Pacific Electric Railroad from 1941 to 1964. In private practice from 1964 to 2000, Yeomans helped settle Pacific Retirement Homes bankruptcy cases while working for Mutual Benefit. A member of the Los Angeles Tennis Club since 1936, he won the Harvard University tennis title in 1931.

Nicholas Kelley Jr. '35 of Little Compton, R.I., died July 2, 2002. He practiced law briefly in New York City before joining the legal department at Chrysler in Detroit. During his 25-year career at Chrysler, Kelley held many positions, including general counsel, corporate secretary, vice president, and president of the export division. He left Chrysler in 1960 and joined City National Bank in Detroit, where he became vice president. He left banking to become a broker at Kenower, McArthur & Co. and later with First Michigan.

Arnold Levy '35 of Washington, D.C., died May 14, 2002. He was a government lawyer and founding partner at Freedman, Levy, Kroll & Simonds in Washington, D.C. Levy began his career as a clerk to Judge Julian Mack of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He then served as assistant counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce; as counsel to the public utilities division at the Securities and Exchange Commission; as head of the district court section of the general litigation division at the U.S. Department of Justice; and as general counsel to the bituminous coal division at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In private practice, he specialized in coal, energy, and governmental relations law.

Maxwell M. Rabb '35 of New York City died June 9, 2002. He began his career practicing law in Boston with his brother George and then joined Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.'s administrative staff in Washington, D.C. He also served as administrative assistant to Senators Leverett Saltonstall and Sinclair Weeks. After WWII, he became legal consultant to Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. Rabb returned to Boston in 1946 to resume his law practice and later helped organize the draft-Eisenhower campaign, beginning his long association with Republican presidents. He served five U.S. presidents in various roles--including secretary of the Cabinet, U.S. ambassador to Italy, chairman of the U.S. delegation to UNESCO, member of the Presidential Commission on Income Maintenance Programs, and member of the presidential panel on India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh--and was the U.S. delegate to the World Bank. He returned to his law practice in the late 1980s.

John R. Sennott Jr. '35 of Cambridge, Mass., died March 6, 2002. He was an attorney in Cambridge who retired to Palm Beach, Fla. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War.

Joseph Spanier '35 of Boulder, Colo., died September 6, 2001.

Matthew J. Avitabile '35-'36 of Ashland, Mass., died October 25, 2001. He lived nearly 75 years in Connecticut, serving as state senator, prosecutor, circuit court clerk, and mayor of New Britain.

Edmund C. Walsh III '35-'36 of Indianapolis died January 25, 2002. He was president and CEO of Steel Parts Corp. in Tipton, Ind., and a director of the St. Vincent Hospital & Health Care Center in Indianapolis.

Robert C. Bell '36 of New Canaan, Conn., died October 9, 2001.

Herbert B. Cohn '36 of McLean, Va., died July 26, 2002. He was senior adviser at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius in Washington, D.C., where he focused on public utilities and securities law. Earlier in his career, Cohn practiced with Newman, Bouknight & Edgar, and was chairman of the task force on U.S. energy policy study at the 20th Century Fund. He was vice chairman of the board at American Electric Power.

Irving M. Getnick '36 of Freeport, N.Y., died April 26, 2002. In 1983, he and his son Neil established Getnick and Getnick in New York City. His son Michael is of counsel to the firm.

Lloyd S. Davis '36-'37 of South Pasadena, Calif., died December 22, 2001. He was a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, appointed by then governor Ronald Reagan in 1967.

William R. Voss '36-'37 of Davenport, Iowa, died July 9, 2001.

John A. Hall '37-'38 of Bethesda, Md., died April 13, 2002. He was president of Imperial Wines in Bethesda.

Clarence D. Bell '38 of Upland, Pa., died July 26, 2002. The longest-serving legislator in the history of Pennsylvania, Bell, a Republican, was first elected to the state House in 1954 and to the state Senate in 1961, and he served in the Senate until the time of his death. He was a U.S. Army private for more than five years, joining in 1935 and serving active duty during WWII. He later served more than 30 years in the Pennsylvania National Guard, from which he retired as a general.

Walter Freedman LL.M. '38 of Washington, D.C., died July 4, 2002. He was a founder of Freedman, Levy, Kroll & Simonds, which merged with Foley & Lardner in 2001. Freedman began his career with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he worked in the public utilities division under Abe Fortas, a future U.S. Supreme Court justice. He went on to work for the U.S. Department of the Interior, transferring to the Board of Economic Warfare in 1942. He was counsel to the Export Control Board and later became its director before entering private practice in 1945.

Charles P. Huse Jr. '38 of Belmont, Mass., died February 19, 2002.

James S. Kemper Jr. '38 of Golf, Ill., died July 2, 2002. He was chairman and CEO of Kemper Insurance, which his father founded in 1912 and he joined in 1960, retiring in 1979. Kemper served as chairman of the board of Kemper Insurance and Kemper Corp. until 1986. During his tenure, the company moved into reinsurance by forming the Kemper Reinsurance Co. and established itself in the financial services and securities areas with the formation of Kemper Financial Services. In addition to being appointed to the National Commission on Alcoholism and Other Related Problems by President Jimmy Carter, he was named to the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving by President Ronald Reagan, and he was chairman of its successor committee, the National Commission Against Drunk Driving. During WWII, he served in the Pacific as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy.

Eugene B. Graves '38-'39 of Providence, R.I., died June 18, 2001.

David H. Aronson '39 of Singer Island, Fla., died November 29, 2001.

John S. Barton '39 of Fairfield, Conn., died February 19, 2002. A partner at Pullman & Comley, where he worked for 60 years, he was also Trumbull town counsel and prosecutor. Barton was trustee of ETRA Health Screening Services; founding trustee and president of the Museum of Art, Science and Industry; member of the Connecticut Bar Association grievance committee; trustee of the Connecticut Grand Opera; and trustee of the Wilbraham-Monson Academy.

Robert D. Mackenzie '39 of San Francisco died June 23, 2002. He was a senior partner at Graham & James in San Francisco. Mackenzie was chairman of the Spring Opera Association and the British American Chamber of Commerce. During WWII, he served as a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Coast Guard and in the War Shipping Administration.

Edward A. Nichols '39 of Devon, Pa., died December 1, 2001. Early in his career, he was the assistant general counsel of a large chemical company before joining the National Production Authority in Washington, D.C. In 1953, he began working for the International Air Transport Association, moving to its Geneva, Switzerland, office in 1968. Nichols retired in 1979 from the IATA as deputy director of compliance. During WWII, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, and he continued to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve until 1964.

Lester Van Tatenhove '39 of Irvine, Calif., died February 2, 2001. He was an Orange County Superior Court judge who served 18 years on the bench and won reelection three times. After retiring, Van Tatenhove served as a court arbitrator for an additional 11 years. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army.

Elisha P. Douglass II '39-'40 of Chapel Hill, N.C., died April 12, 2001. He was a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His scholarly writing includes two books, Rebels and Democrats and The Coming of Age of American Business: Three Centuries of Enterprise, 1600-1900. A veteran of WWII, he attained the rank of lieutenant commander.

Frederic J. Fuller Jr. '39-'41 of New York City died August 26, 2001. He was a vice president at Irving Trust Co. in New York City.

1940-1949

Wolfe R. Charney '40 of New York City died April 15, 2002. He was senior counsel at Blank Rome Tenzer Greenblatt in New York City.

Milton D. Jacobson '41 of Birmingham, Ala., died March 28, 2001.

Louis C. Wyman '41 of Manchester, N.H., died May 5, 2002. He served as U.S. congressman, New Hampshire attorney general, and Superior Court judge. In 1974, he lost his bid for the U.S. Senate after several recounts and a special election.

George J. Devlin '42 of Mashpee, Mass., died March 6, 2002. He was vice president and general counsel of HP Hood, where he worked for 24 years. After his retirement in 1977, Devlin taught at Suffolk University Law School for six years. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, retiring as a captain. During the Korean War, he was chief counsel for the Massachusetts district of the federal Office of Price Stabilization.

Gerard G. Galassi '42 of Duxbury, Mass., died March 19, 2002. He was associated with Hausserman, Davison and Shattuck in Boston, before opening a firm in Plymouth, where he practiced until his retirement in 1989. Galassi served in U.S. Army intelligence during WWII and later joined the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

C. Henry Glovsky '42 of Beverly, Mass., died July 7, 2002. Early in his career, he founded the firm Glovsky & Glovsky with his father. He then entered politics, serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and later the Massachusetts Senate. In 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower appointed him adviser to the U.S. delegation to the inter-governmental committee for European migration. In 1960, he served on the Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. vice presidential campaign committee. After being asked by the governor to run for attorney general in 1966, Glovsky chose to return to private practice, where he specialized in trust and estate law. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, attaining the rank of major.

Thomas E. Hackett '43 of Springfield, Ohio, died January 17, 2002. An attorney for Mercy Medical Center for more than 40 years, he continued to practice law as a sole practitioner until the time of his death. Hackett served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an intelligence officer during WWII, finishing his tour in the Pacific theater as a first lieutenant.

L. George Reder '44 of Pittsfield, Mass., died August 6, 2001. He was a partner at Reder & Simons in Pittsfield.

John L. Gerardo '45-'47 of Canton, Conn., died February 8, 2002.

Alfred A. Hampson Jr. '46 of San Francisco died February 18, 2002. He was a partner at Hampson, Bayless, Murphy & Stiner in Portland, Ore. A defender of the environment, Hampson led a successful effort to ban billboards beside interstate highways in Oregon and lobbied for the state's precedent-setting bottle bill, which he considered key to removing litter along roads throughout the state. He served on the Northwest Power Planning Council, an agency charged with balancing power production and salmon protection, and on the Oregon Energy Facility Sitting Council.

Donald B. Prouty '46 of Littleton, Mass., died April 14, 2002.

Frank A. Blankenbeckler Jr. '46-'47 of Waxahachie, Texas, died February 6, 2002. Early in his career, he practiced law at Stroud and Swift in Dallas, and he then worked 54 years at Carlisle Chevrolet in Waxahachie. Active in the community, he was credited as a major force in bringing Baylor Hospital and the YMCA to Waxahachie; founded Ellis County Savings Association; served on the city's school board; and was chairman of Ellis County Water Board and the Waxahachie Foundation. During WWII, Blankenbeckler served in the U.S. Army on the general staff of the 9th Armored Division and saw action at the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne before being discharged as a lieutenant colonel.

James F. Cox '46-'47 of Newburgh, Maine, died January 27, 2002. A municipal judge for the Dexter area, he also was a corporate lawyer for Dexter Shoe Co. He served one term as a representative in the Maine Legislature. Cox briefly practiced law in Dexter before joining the U.S. Army in WWII, seeing action in Germany and France.

Paul W. Hatch '46-'48 of Dover, Mass., died February 11, 2002.

Vincent C. DeMaio '47 of Middletown, N.J., died June 2, 2002. He was a founder and partner at DeMaio & DeMaio in Matawan, N.J., where he focused on school law. DeMaio served as legal counsel for the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and the Marlboro Township Board of Education for more than 20 years, as well as for the Freehold Borough, Wall Township, Fort Lee, and Bernards Township boards of education. Earlier in his career, he was an associate professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law, a lecturer at Seton Hall University School of Law, and a partner at Heuser, Heuser & DeMaio.

Seymour N. Kagan '47 of Miami died August 23, 2001. He was president of Concrete Investments in Aventura, Fla.

Elliott H. Phillips '47 of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., died July 4, 2002. He practiced law at Hill, Lewis, now Clark, Hill, in Detroit as a senior partner, becoming of counsel in 1989. From 1973 to 1989, Phillips was president and CEO of the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel Corp., operators of the automobile tunnel linking the United States and Canada. He served as a trustee of the Detroit Orthopedic Clinic, the regional chapter of the American Red Cross, and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and as president of the McGregor Fund. Phillips served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters, and retired as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Jack H. Backman '48 of Newton, Mass., died July 19, 2002. He served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate. Backman chaired several legislative committees in his 22-year career, including the Senate's Human Services Committee. After retiring from the Senate in 1986, he founded Human Rights for All, a nonprofit foundation working to promote the implementation of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During WWII, he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force.

Theodore G. Maheras '48 of Chicago died May 12, 2001. He was a professor of law at Roosevelt University. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

A. Searle Pinney '48 of Brookfield, Conn., died April 30, 2002. Along with state Supreme Court Justice T. Clark Hull and Judge Louis George, he formed the firm George, Hull and Pinney in Danbury, now Pinney, Payne, Van Lenten, Burrell, Wolfe and Dillman. Pinney retired as senior partner after more than 50 years of practice. A member of the State of Connecticut House of Representatives, he served as minority leader of the general assembly and was the Republican state central committee chairman during the 1960s. As a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, he was chairman of the statewide grievance committee and a member of the judicial council on legal ethics, the committee on professional discipline, and the committee on liaison with the courts. Pinney served on the executive committee of the Danbury Industrial Corp., was a member of the Housatonic Industrial Development Corp. board, and was involved in the administration and growth of the Danbury Hospital Development Fund. He had served as a member of the Connecticut State University System since 1979 and was chairman from 1991 to 1995. In appreciation for his service, Pinney Hall, a dormitory at Western Connecticut State University, was named in his honor. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force in WWII, flying as a navigator on B-24 bombing missions over Europe.

Cleveland J. Stockton Jr. '48 of Modesto, Calif., died December 22, 2001. He was a partner at Stockton & Sadler in Modesto.

Donald Vail '48 of Bedford, N.Y., died March 27, 2002. He practiced law in Massachusetts at Sullivan & Cromwell, McCanliss & Early, Alexander & Green, and finally Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green. Vail served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific as a Marine pilot during WWII, leaving the service as a captain.

Sumner T. Bernstein '49 of Portland, Maine, died June 24, 2002. He was a partner at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson in Portland. He served on the Portland City Council, chaired the Portland School Committee, was a commissioner and chairman of the Portland Housing Authority, and was a member of the Downtown Portland Corp. Bernstein was also a director of the Maine Bar Foundation and a member of the board of governors of the Maine State Bar Association. In the 1990s, he was an instructor at the University of Maine School of Law. During WWII, he served in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain.

Malcolm A. Chandler '49 of Lake Forest, Ill., died July 15, 2001.

Lloyd L. Duxbury Jr. '49 of St. Paul, Minn., died March 23, 2002. A member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for 18 years, he served as the speaker of the House for eight years. In 1969, President Richard Nixon nominated Duxbury for U.S. attorney for Minnesota, but he declined, and became vice president and attorney-lobbyist for Burlington Northern Railroad. Early in his career, he practiced law in Caledonia.

Harry F. Weyher '49 of New York City died March 27, 2002. Early in his career, he worked for Cravath, Swaine & Moore and served as special assistant attorney general to the New York State Crime Commission. He then cofounded the New York City firm Olwine, Connelly, Chase, O'Donnell & Weyher and was an adjunct associate professor at New York University School of Law. Later he became of counsel to Hollyer, Brady, Smith, Troxell, Barrett, Rockett, Hines & Mone in New York City, before returning to North Carolina to serve as president of Pioneer Fund, a nonprofit foundation. During WWII, Weyher served in the European theater in the U.S. Army, becoming a first sergeant and earning two battle stars. According to classmate Leon Baker, Weyher "was the first sergeant of a secret 120-member elite intelligence unit, which operated behind enemy lines." In 1945, while Allied forces were attempting to seize the Arnhem bridge, Weyher entered the deserted town of Remagen and discovered a bridge over the Rhine that had not been destroyed by German troops. "Nine weeks after the initial breakthrough at the Remagen bridge, the German army surrendered," wrote Baker.

Richard C. Witt '49 of Pittsburgh died May 10, 2002. He practiced with Jones, Gregg, Creehan and Gerace in Pittsburgh for 43 years, until his retirement in 2000. He assisted the state attorney general's office in black lung cases through the 1960s and 1970s. Witt served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a sergeant in the infantry.

Harold L. Biloon '49-'50 of West Hartford, Conn., died January 28, 2002. He practiced law in Connecticut for 47 years and was a member of the banking law, real estate, and financial institution sections of the Connecticut Bar Association. Biloon served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

1950-1959

Louis L. D. Dees '50 of Portsmouth, R.I., died April 4, 2002. He was a minister at the Unitarian Church in Hubbardston, Mass., and the Unitarian Church in Dighton, Mass. He also worked for the Armed Services Technical Information Agency in Washington, D.C., and taught history at George Washington University. In 2001, he and his son-in-law founded Dees & Anderson, a construction company. Dees served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Harvey Greenfield '50 of New York City died July 5, 2002. An active litigator until the time of his death, he was an advocate of stock investors, fighting corporate fraud on their behalf. He practiced securities, tax, and corporate law with various firms in New York City until 1965, when he founded his own firm, where he concentrated on class action securities and derivative litigation. In 1960, he was elected as the youngest president of the Federal Bar Council.

Albert J. Marks Jr. '50 of West Hartford, Conn., died March 8, 2002. A partner who specialized in residential and commercial real estate at Gilman and Marks in Hartford, Marks served as a member of the West Hartford Town Council and as deputy mayor.

Daniel A. Demarest '51 of New York City died May 3, 2002. He was a partner of the former law firms Beekman & Bogue and Gaston & Snow, where he specialized in corporate and securities law. Demarest was a trustee of the Lachaise Foundation, and a director of the Bay Foundation, and the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Lawrence L. Gray '51 of Gainesville, Fla., died December 18, 2001.

F. L. Putnam Jr. '51 of South Yarmouth, Mass., died May 3, 2002. He was the chairman and senior executive officer of Colonial Gas Co., where he retired in 1999. Previously, he was vice president and general manager of Buzzards Bay Gas Co. and an associate at Palmer and Dodge in Boston. Putnam served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, rising to the rank of first lieutenant.

Stanley V. Ostrow '52 of Pittsburgh died March 1, 2002. He was a shareholder at Tucker Arensberg in Pittsburgh. His 50-year career in law took him before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989, where he won a case involving a Pennsylvania farmer who had lost his hand in an accident with a combine. Ostrow served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received a Silver Star for heroism in battle near Hagenbeck, Germany.

Albert J. Hart '52-'53 of Detroit died February 25, 2002.

Gerald Gunther '53 of Stanford, Calif., died July 30, 2002. He was the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Stanford University, where he taught for four decades. Gunther published dozens of essays and books on legal matters, most notably the casebook Constitutional Law, which, beginning in the 1960s, became the most widely used constitutional law text in American law schools and greatly shaped the field of constitutional law. He served for 12 years on the HLS visiting committee. Gunther began his legal career as a clerk to Judge Learned Hand 1896 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then to Chief Justice Earl Warren on the U.S. Supreme Court. From there, he began his teaching career as a member of the faculty at Columbia University School of Law, where he taught until 1962, when he joined the faculty at Stanford. HLS was among the several schools where he was a visiting professor.

Robert T. Mann LL.M. '53 of Tarpon Springs, Fla., died February 26, 2002. He began his public career in 1956, when he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. Beginning in 1968, Mann served as a judge on the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland, becoming chief judge during his last two years on the bench. In 1974, he became a law professor at the University of Florida, and in 1977, he was appointed to the Public Service Commission. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.

John M. Heckler '53-'54 of Middleburg, Va., died April 9, 2002. He was the founder of the brokerage firm Boston Institutional Services, where he retired in 1992.

Howard C. Walker Jr. '53-'54 of Akron, Ohio, died December 4, 2001. He was of counsel at Roderick Myers & Linton in Akron.

Steven Auderieth '54 of South Burlington, Vt., died August 16, 2001.

Chauncey F. Dewey '54-'55 of Chevy Chase, Md., died February 14, 2002. He was the vice president of International Development Specialists in Washington, D.C., and the director of the global industry department at the World Bank, where he worked for more than 20 years.

Lewis R. Baron '55 of Evanston, Ill., died April 30, 2002. He practiced tax, corporate, and estate and trust law for nearly 50 years. Since 2000, he served as counsel for Schuyler, Roche & Zwirner. Baron was the federal tax incentives editor of the Journal on Affordable Housing and Community Development, published by the ABA. He previously served as first chairman of the tax incentives division of the ABA's forum committee on affordable housing and community development. Baron served on the steering committee for the Chicago Rehabilitation Network, as a trustee and advisory board member at the Ragdale Foundation, and as a member of the community development initiatives committee of the United Way of Chicago.

Roger D. Branigin Jr. '55 of West Lafayette, Ind., died January 31, 2002. He was a partner at Stuart & Branigin in Lafayette.

Harry Heher Jr. '55 of Pennington, N.J., died June 3, 2002. Early in his career, he served as assistant general counsel to Johnson & Johnson and American Cyanamid Co. He served as general counsel and secretary to Applied Logic and to Princeton Applied Research. Heher was the attorney for the Township of Lawrence, N.J., and New Jersey counsel for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. After retirement, he was an adjunct professor of law at the College of New Jersey. He was also president of the board of trustees of the Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.; a trustee of the College of New Jersey, McCarter Theater, and the Carrier Foundation; and a director of the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Matthew Z. Markotic '55 of Los Angeles died October 6, 2001.

Lawrence O. Branyan Jr. '56 of Natchez, Miss., died January 13, 2002. He was an executive with Standard Oil and later Esso Europe in London, before he retired and opened his own law office in Natchez in 1988. Branyan was past president of the Historic Natchez Foundation.

Kenneth A. Korb '56 of Newton, Mass., died March 8, 2002. He began his career as a clerk for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and then practiced law in Boston at Hutchins & Wheeler, before joining Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, where he spent 20 years. Korb went on to spend 15 years as a partner at Posternak, Blankstein & Lund in Boston, specializing in the areas of property transactions, development, financing, acquisition, disposition, zoning, and title insurance. He also was secretary, director, and general counsel of Safety Insurance and concluded his career as a partner at Perkins Smith & Cohen in Boston.

Ronald H. Schachman '56 of Berkeley Heights, N.J., died March 29, 2002. He was a partner at Wasserman and Schachman in Bloomfield, N.J., and served on the corporation council for the City of Newark. Schachman served in the U.S. Army as a judge advocate general.

Michael Cohn '57 of Scarsdale, N.Y., died March 3, 2002.

Virgil N. Woolfolk '57 of Dallas died May 4, 2002. A career Coast Guard officer, he served as district legal officer for the Second Coast Guard District at St. Louis. Later, he was assigned as executive officer on the Coast Guard icebreaker Westwind. Woolfolk retired from the Coast Guard with the rank of commander and then became an officer in the trust department of Manufacturers Hanover Trust. After retiring from Manufacturers Hanover, he entered private practice, where he was active until his death. Woolfolk was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Steven C. DeCoster '58 of Marine on Saint Croix, Minn., died April 19, 2002. He worked for the Ramsey County Attorney's Office until his retirement in 1995.

Cornelius J. Scanlon LL.M. '58 of Simsbury, Conn., died February 28, 2002. For nearly 40 years, he was a professor at University of Connecticut School of Law, where he served as acting dean in the late 1960s. He mediated for the State Board of Education in teacher-board negotiations, served as an alternate member of the State Board of Labor Relations, and was the first chairman of the Simsbury Housing Authority. During WWII, he earned nine combat decorations while serving as lieutenant-navigator, flying 32 combat missions over Europe.

Alan C. Sundberg '58 of Tallahassee, Fla., died January 26, 2002. A former Florida Supreme Court chief justice, he wrote the decision that allowed cameras and recording devices into the state's courtrooms. Of counsel at Smith, Ballard & Logan at the time of his death, Sundberg previously served as general counsel for Florida State University.

Harold Weideli Jr. '58 of New Providence, N.J., died February 28, 2002.

Nancy A. Holman '58-'59 of Seattle died April 7, 2002. In 1970, she became the first female member of the Washington Defense Lawyers and was appointed by then governor Dan Evans to the King County Superior Court bench in Seattle. Holman was also the first woman to hold office in the Washington State Superior Court Judges' Association and to be elected to the King County Law Library Board. She taught at the University of Puget Sound Law School, now the Seattle University Law School, as well as at the National College of State Judiciary at the University of Nevada and Boston College Law School.

1960-1969

Jean-Pierre Brizay LL.M. '60 of Paris, France, died May 18, 2002. He was a senior partner in international law at Brizay London in Paris.

Robert A. Petow '60 of Boca Raton, Fla., died December 11, 2001.

Patrick A. Heffernan '61 of Glenview, Ill., died March 23, 2002. He was a partner for more than 35 years at Hopkins & Sutter in Chicago. Heffernan served in the U.S. Army.

William G. Hieber Jr. '61 of Garden City, N.Y., died March 31, 2002. He was president and CEO of Shoenberg, Hieber in New York City, a brokerage firm that he cofounded in 1971. In addition, Hieber was a private investor in real estate properties in the New York City area and on the East Coast. Recently he had become a managing director at Avalon Partners in New York City.

Donald W. Perkins '61 of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, died April 23, 2002. He was a partner at Pierce Atwood from 1962 to 1992 and then formed Perkins & Perkins with one of his sons. His practice included business matters, legislative law, family law, taxation, and land-use issues. Perkins was lead counsel in the defense of Maine landowners in the Maine Indian Land Claims lawsuit in 1980. He and his wife owned Casco Box Co., and he was a principal investor in Gile Foil, Warren Marketing, Animal House, F/V Golden Eagle, and Brunswick Technologies. Perkins served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1955 to 1958.

Walter E. Hinrichs '62 of Pittsburgh died October 21, 2001.

John "Jack" M. Mason '63 of Minneapolis died June 6, 2002. He was a U.S. magistrate judge from 1995 until the time of his death. Previously he was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis and served as chief deputy attorney general of Minnesota and as the state solicitor general. He served on many boards, including the Ordway Music Theatre; Concordia College Language Villages; Books for Africa; Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, District VI; and the Minneapolis Board of Education. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Ellis Waldron '63-'64 of Verona, Wis., died January 29, 2002. He was a professor at the University of Montana in Missoula.

1970-1979

Lyman G. Sandy '72 of Deerfield, Ill., died March 5, 2002. He was a partner at Miller, Stratvert and Torgerson in Albuquerque, N.M. He began his law career as a clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge John Wisdom in New Orleans. Later, Sandy and his wife, Alison Schuler, joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque, becoming the first husband and wife permitted to work together by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Thomas P. Storer '79 of Newton, Mass., died May 20, 2002. He was a partner at Goodwin Procter in Boston. Earlier, he served in the Peace Corps, as a volunteer in the Philippines and later as a program officer in Malaysia, after which he worked for the State of Illinois Medicaid Program.


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