Walter Schachtel ’32 of Wynnewood, Pa., died June 23, 2004. A Philadelphia lawyer for more than 50 years, he founded and was senior partner of Schachtel, Einhorn & Gerstley, which later became Schachtel, Koplin & Levine. He was involved in the Germantown Exchange Club and, for more than 40 years, was president or a board member of the Germantown Boys & Girls Club. After encouraging others in their 90s to write their personal histories, at 91 he wrote an autobiography, “Memoirs of a Lucky Lawyer,” which details cases from his career, including one concerning the formation of the world’s first supermarket.
John H. Wanner ’32 of Woodbridge, Va., died Nov. 20, 2004. He was general counsel of the Civil Aeronautics Board, after joining the legal staff in 1938. He was in charge of the legal work involved in the construction of Washington National Airport, and he represented the United States at many international conferences to develop air policy. After retiring from the CAB, he briefly worked at Verner Liipfert in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Public Works Administration in Santa Fe, N.M., and Washington, D.C., and helped organize the U.S. Housing Authority and draft the U.S. Housing Act of 1937.
Leo G. Bayer ’32-’33 of Duxbury, Mass., died Dec. 28, 2004. A lawyer and writer, he practiced law in Cleveland for more than three decades and wrote novels, plays and short stories. He co-wrote several plays and published five mysteries with his first wife. After their divorce, he continued to write and, after the age of 60, wrote 13 novels. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C., and he remained in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1950.
Lewis H. Van Dusen Jr. ’32-’33 of Philadelphia died Nov. 16, 2004. He began practicing at Drinker Biddle & Reath in 1935 and was head of the firm from the 1950s to the 1970s. He continued to go to his office until last year. As chairman of the ABA’s standing committee on ethics and professional responsibility, he helped develop the Model Code of Professional Responsibility and received the Michael Franck Award, the ABA’s highest award for professional responsibility. In the early 1950s, he was the first director of the U.S. representation to NATO. He was president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. During WWII, he was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and served in North Africa, Normandy and southern Europe. He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and other decorations.
Milton M. Abramoff ’33 of Dallas died June 14, 2004. Formerly of Rumson, N.J., he was of counsel of what is now known as Ansell Zaro Grimm & Aaron in Ocean, N.J. He practiced law in Red Bank, N.J., in the 1930s and formed his own practice in the 1960s. He continued to go to the office regularly until he moved to Dallas at the age of 92. The Monmouth County Bar Association awarded Abramoff the Certificate of Honor, its most prestigious award, and a resolution was passed in the New Jersey State Senate honoring him for his “extensive record of excellence and achievement in public service.” He served in the military during WWII, attaining the rank of captain in the Adjutant General’s Office.
Townsend K. Wellington Jr. ’33-’35 of Bennington, Vt., died Oct. 21, 2004.
Edward M. Brown ’34 of Oxford, Ohio, died July 3, 2004. He was an executive of Teledyne Inc. and chairman of the board at Teledyne Canada. After retiring, he served as a consultant to a publishing firm. In the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for Sperry Rand Corp. He was also board chairman of Abilities Inc. During WWII, he was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and received the Bronze Star.
Sidney H. Gittelson ’34 of Hewlett, N.Y., died Oct. 13, 2004. A practicing attorney for 69 years, he was also a hearing examiner on the Nassau County (N.Y.) Family Court and a board member of Temple Judea of Manhasset, N.Y.
Helge Holst ’34 of Concord, Mass., died Feb. 19, 2004.
Charles D. Post ’34 of Westwood, Mass., died Dec. 30, 2004. A tax and trust partner at what became Goodwin Procter in Boston, he joined the firm in 1934 and was a specialist on real estate investment trusts and a founder of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He was also president and director of the World Affairs Council of Boston, president of the Boston Tax Forum and, for 25 years, treasurer of the Federal Tax Institute of New England. Active in the ABA, he was chairman of various committees and represented the association on the first advisory committee to the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. During WWII, he was an air combat intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy and received the Bronze Star.
Milton H. Cohen ’35 of Haverford, Pa., died Oct. 30, 2004. Formerly of Glencoe and Chicago, Ill., he was a partner at Schiff Hardin in Chicago and a seminal figure in the history of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. After graduating from HLS, he joined the fledgling SEC in Washington, D.C., and served three years as director of corporate regulation. He later moved to Chicago and joined what is now known as Schiff Hardin. In the 1960s, he was chosen by the SEC chairman to lead a review of the nation’s securities markets. The results of his study, published in a six-volume report, became the foundation of today’s integrated national market system. He was an HLS visiting professor in 1966 and wrote an article for the Harvard Law Review that was the impetus for changes to the commission’s disclosure requirements. In the 1970s, he led the legal team that created the world’s first options market, the Chicago Board Options Exchange. In 1959, he was corporate secretary of the Chicago White Sox.
Milton Greenfield Jr. ’35 of St. Louis died June 24, 2004. A partner at Greenfield Davidson & Ward in St. Louis, he specialized in estate planning and probate. He was president of the American College of Probate Counsel and an academician of the International Probate and Trust Academy. He also lectured on Missouri probate law revisions and estate planning.
Charles Jackson Jr. ’35 of Dover, Mass., died Dec. 4, 2004. He specialized in securities law as a partner at Gaston & Snow in Boston, where he practiced for more than 40 years. He served on Dover’s Board of Appeals for 30 years and was president of the Massachusetts Fund for Children and Youth from 1974 to 1980. He was also a director of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Family Service Association of Greater Boston.
Theodore Jaffe ’35 of Bethesda, Md., died Oct. 16, 2004. A vice president of Warner Communications, he retired from the company in 2000 at the age of 90. He was counsel to the Rolling Stones and many recording artists and actors, including Quincy Jones and Sonny and Cher. He helped run John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in New York and was later appointed to the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, where he served from 1960 to 1971. He was a founding member and a director of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army.
Martin J. White ’35 of New York City and Quogue, N.Y., died Aug. 22, 2004. He was regional counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration at JFK International Airport and worked for the federal government for 41 years. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.
Chester A. Petersen ’35-’36 of San Francisco died Jan. 20, 2004.
Edward W. Lane Jr. ’36 of Jacksonville, Fla., died July 26, 2004. He was president and CEO of Atlantic National Bank in Jacksonville and later served as chairman of the board of Atlantic National Bank of Florida, now known as Wachovia Bank. Earlier in his career, he practiced law with McCarthy, Lane, and Adams in Jacksonville. He served on many civic and professional boards, including as chairman of the board of directors of the Cummer Museum and the Children’s Home Society, as a member of the board of governors of the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Florida Bankers Association. During WWII, he served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Savo Island in the Pacific theater.
Daniel B. Bryan Jr. ’36-’37 of Wilmington, N.C., died June 30, 2004. Formerly of San Mateo, Calif., he was a special agent for the FBI in Washington, D.C., for more than 25 years.
Robert Y. Jennings Q.C. ’36-’37 of Cambridge, England, died Aug. 4, 2004. He was a judge and president of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, and Emeritus Whewell Professor of International Law at Jesus College in Cambridge, England. He was a fellow of the college since 1939. An international lawyer, he was involved in the Beagle Channel islands dispute between Chile and Argentina. He wrote “The Acquisition of Territory in International Law” and co-edited the ninth edition of “Oppenheim’s International Law.” He was named president of the Institute of International Law and received the Manley O. Hudson Medal from the American Society of International Law.
Franklin W. Bates ’37 of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Nov. 18, 2004. He worked for the Arabian American Oil Company and its subsidiaries in San Francisco; Beirut, Lebanon; New York City; The Hague, Netherlands; and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. In 1937, he was an attorney at Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro in San Francisco, whose clients included Standard Oil of California. He became West Coast counsel for ARAMCO in 1947, moving to Beirut in 1949. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Steele and wrote the ship’s log. He later wrote “Pacific Odyssey: History of the USS Steele during WWII.” He was working on a book of his memoirs and his extensive collection of travel slides and photographs at the time of his death.
Philander S. Ratzkoff ’37 of Brookline, Mass., died Jan. 20, 2002. He was a senior partner at Parker, Coulter, Daley & White in Boston, where he worked for more than 50 years. He specialized in insurance, estate planning and appellate work. He lectured on insurance law and was a proprietor of the Social Law Library in Boston.
Edmonstone F. Thompson ’37 of St. Louis died Sept. 18, 2004. He co-founded Thompson, Walther, Shewmaker & Gaebe in St. Louis in 1961 and specialized in corporate and estate law. The firm later merged with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh. Earlier in his career, he practiced law with his father and uncle at Thompson Mitchell and Thompson. For almost 60 years, he was on the board of the St. Louis Symphony Society. He was involved in the society’s purchase and renovation of what is now Powell Symphony Hall, and was instrumental in establishing the symphony’s first endowed chair. During WWII, he commanded a squadron of PT boats in the Pacific. He later joined the U.S. Naval Reserve, retiring in 1967 with the rank of commander.
Milton C. Borenstein ’38 of Chestnut Hill, Mass., died Sept. 23, 2004. He was a partner at Concorde Associates in Boston, specializing in estate planning and real estate. For many years, he served as an executive, officer and director of Maryland Cup Corp. and president of its Sweetheart paper division. He was a trustee of Boston College, Brandeis University and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. He also was a director of the American Jewish Congress and American Friends of Hebrew University and a founder of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
Francis H. Burr ’38 of Beverly, Mass., and Islesboro, Maine, died Nov. 25, 2004. A longtime partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston, he joined the firm in 1938 and was chairman of its policy committee from 1967 to 1978. As a trustee and later chairman of Massachusetts General Hospital, he helped raise more than $165 million for the hospital. He was a fellow and later senior fellow of Harvard College, and in 1971, he led the search that resulted in the selection of Derek Bok ’54 as Harvard president. He served on the corporate boards of Corning, Raytheon and American Airlines, among others. He also served on several nonprofit boards, including the United Negro College Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union. During WWII, he was a combat intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy in the Aleutian Islands.
Richard W. Smith ’38 of Lincoln, Neb., died Aug. 12, 2004. He joined Woods & Aitken in Lincoln in 1938 and practiced law for almost 60 years, specializing in construction law and government contracts. He was a director of Smith-Dorsey, Lincoln Community Playhouse and the University Place Art Center, and a trustee of Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and the Nebraska Art Association. During WWII, he served as an FBI special agent and later became a gunnery and legal officer in the U.S. Navy.
Herman T. Van Mell ’38 of Stuart, Fla., died Sept. 5, 2004. For more than 40 years, he was senior vice president and general counsel at Sunbeam Corp. He also served as counsel to Pope, Ballard, Shepard & Fowle in Chicago and was a longtime director of the Parker Pen Co. and Manpower Inc. A sailor for 75 years, he sailed in the Chicago Yacht Club’s 333-mile race to Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. He served 33 years as the club’s judge advocate and two years as commodore.
George P. Byrne Jr. ’38-’39 of Larchmont, N.Y., died July 27, 2003. He was an FBI agent and legal counsel for Trade Association Management. He was also a trustee of the Larchmont Avenue Church.
Alvin L. Berman LL.M. ’40 of Silver Spring, Md., died Sept. 1, 2004. He was with the Federal Trade Commission and specialized in antitrust work.
Jerome Ferris Lieblich ’40 of Winchester, Va., died Oct. 19, 2004. For 23 years, he served in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1963 as a colonel. He served in the Amphibian Corps in Europe during WWII, was stationed in Germany and the Netherlands, and had several postings at the Pentagon. He also served in the Adjutant General’s Corps. After retiring from the military, he was a consultant for several years before practicing law in Fairfax, Va., from 1973 to 1992.
Theodore Cabot Osborne ’40 of Washington, D.C., died May 26, 2004. He was a longtime counsel to the U.S. Department of the Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance, where he supervised the enforcement of government contracts and helped negotiate the sale of guided missile systems to the NATO Alliance. He received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award. During WWII, he was part of the 10th Mountain Division’s Ski Troops in the Aleutian Islands and later served at the Pentagon in military intelligence.
William S. Rawls ’40 of Chestnut Hill, Pa., died March 14, 2004. A litigator for 35 years, he was a senior partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Philadelphia. From 1980 to 1985, he served as an assistant attorney general in Philadelphia. He was chairman of the city’s Republican party, a founder of the Chestnut Hill Civic Association and president of the Urban League of Philadelphia. During WWII, he was a combat pilot in Europe and was shot down over southern Poland. He flew a total of 32 missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.
Milton S. Tyre ’40 of Los Angeles died Oct. 21, 2004. He was a partner of Tyre Kamins Katz Granof & Menes in Los Angeles, where he practiced general law with an emphasis on management-labor relations. He was on the board of the California Hospital Association and on the executive committee of the board of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Christ J. Petrow ’40-’41 of Johannesburg, South Africa, died Nov. 1, 2004. He founded and served as director of C.J. Petrow & Co. in Johannesburg.
Vincent R. Brogna ’41 of Winthrop, Mass., died Dec. 26, 2004. A justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts, he was appointed to the bench in 1961 to fill the vacancy left by the death of his father, Judge Vincent Brogna. He retired in 1982 and practiced law at Brogna & Butters in Boston. Prior to his judicial appointment, he practiced law in Boston and was briefly legal counsel to Gov. Foster Furcolo. He also worked as a lawyer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. During WWII, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps at the Presidio in San Francisco.
Herman J. Schmidt ’41 of Greenwich, Conn., died Oct. 18, 2004. He was vice chairman of Mobil Oil Corp. He joined the company in 1951 as general counsel, served as executive vice president for 15 years and retired as vice chairman in 1979. Prior to joining Mobil, he was an attorney with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. A director of many companies, including H.J. Heinz Co., Mapco Inc. and C.I.T. Financial Corp., he also served as director of the American Enterprise Institute and the University of Iowa Foundation. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army in military intelligence at the Pentagon and in England.
Jack Steinman ’41 of Marlboro, N.J., died Dec. 19, 2004. He practiced maritime law in New York City until his retirement in 1995.
Robert F. Weingartner ’41 of Rochester, N.Y., died Sept. 1, 2004. He was a partner at Case, Weingartner, Yorks, Spadone and Frey in Rochester, where he specialized in real estate, wills and trusts. In 2001, a collection of his poetry and prose, “Transient Places,” was published by his daughter’s press. During WWII, he served in the Office of Strategic Services.
Bailey Brown ’42 of Memphis, Tenn., died Oct. 6, 2004. In 1961, President Kennedy appointed him to a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He served as chief judge of that court from 1966 to 1979 and was then elevated by President Carter to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where he served until his retirement in 1997. Earlier in his career, he was in private practice in Memphis. During WWII, he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
Kenneth Kraemer ’42 of Portland, Ore., died Oct. 29, 2003. For more than 50 years, he was an attorney in Portland. He specialized in probate, tax, trusts and real estate law. From 1950 to 1951, he served in the Oregon State Legislature. He was a life master and member of the American Contract Bridge League. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Air Forces in the South Pacific.
Victor F. Weiss ’43 of Sheboygan, Wis., died May 31, 2004. He was a solo practitioner in Sheboygan.
Alfred Schulman LL.M. ’46 of Houston died April 23, 2004. He was a member of Smith Schulman Rawitscher Carnahan in Houston and president of the Congregation of Emanu El and the American Jewish Committee. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Air Forces as an intelligence officer in Italy.
Covington Hardee ’47 of Washington Depot, Conn., died Nov. 1, 2004. An HLS professor in the 1950s, he was a trustee and later chairman and chief executive of Lincoln Savings Bank in Brooklyn, N.Y. During his tenure, the bank expanded to serve all of New York City. Previously, he was general counsel for Union Pacific Railroad. He joined the HLS faculty in 1950 as an assistant professor and from 1953 to 1954 taught Accounting, Corporations and Agency as a professor. He was a director of the Diners’ Club, chairman of the Brooklyn Museum’s governing committee and a trustee of Brooklyn Botanic Garden. During WWII, he served as a communications officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After the war, he continued to serve in the Reserve as a lieutenant commander.
John F. McKenna Jr. ’47 of Pasadena, Calif., died April 7, 2004. He was a solo practitioner in Pasadena.
James A. Rousmaniere ’47 of Southbury, Conn., died Oct. 22, 2004. A longtime resident of Oyster Bay, N.Y., he was a yachtsman and professional fund-raiser. He helped organize development campaigns for the United Negro College Fund, the Museum of Modern Art and other organizations. He was a roommate of John F. Kennedy’s at Harvard and was part of the Harvard team that won the national intercollegiate sailing championship in 1938. In 2001, he received the Lifetime Service Award from the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association for his contributions to college sailing. In the 1970s, he was commissioner of commerce and industry for Nassau County, N.Y.
Eugene E. Pantzer ’47-’48 of Springdale, Ark., died Sept. 8, 2003. A professor emeritus of modern languages at New England College in New Hampshire, he served three terms in New Hampshire’s state legislature. He also worked for the U.S. Department of State.
John E. Britton ’48 of Erie, Pa., died Nov. 24, 2004. A businessman, a philanthropist and an Erie attorney for more than 50 years, he was of counsel at MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton. He was a director of many companies, president of Urick Foundry Co. and chairman of Erie Bottling Corp. In 1969, he helped form Tannetics Inc., where he served as president and vice chairman of the board. He was also president and a director of the Britton Family Foundation. He and his wife were honored by the Hamot Health Foundation Second Century Fund as members of the fund’s 1997 Summit Circle, and in 1999, the United Way of Erie County named him that year’s outstanding individual philanthropist. During WWII, he served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Joseph T. Fahy ’48 of Belmont, Mass., died Oct. 23, 2004. He was a partner at Nixon Peabody in Boston, where he worked for 45 years. He played a major role in the formation of Massachusetts trade secret law. He represented Jet Spray Cooler in Jet Spray Cooler Inc. v. Crampton, contending that former employees of the company had improperly used a trade secret when they set up a rival manufacturing firm. Appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, he served on the subcommittee that drafted the current Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure.
Benjamin Forman ’48 of Potomac, Md., died Sept. 20, 2004. He was assistant general counsel for international affairs for the U.S. Department of Defense and served under seven secretaries of defense during his career. He had previously worked in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Active in international organizations, including the American Society of International Law, he was a member of the U.S. delegation to two multilateral conferences. He was awarded a Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award. After retiring from the Pentagon, he was a senior corporate adviser to LTD Aerospace and Defense. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army.
Hugh W. Goodwin ’48 of Fresno, Calif., died June 2, 2004. He was Fresno’s first black lawyer in the early 1950s and the city’s first black judge, appointed to the bench in 1976 by Gov. Jerry Brown. He was an advocate for the rights of the disadvantaged and practiced law into his 70s. A devout Christian, he gained national attention in the 1970s as a municipal court judge for making church or Bible-study class attendance a probation condition for defendants convicted of misdemeanor offenses.
James B. Hannah ’48 of Minneapolis died Nov. 1, 2004. He was a partner at Mackall, Crounse & Moore. He was chairman of the March of Dimes, Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce’s Aviation Committee. A lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he served as a skipper and gunnery officer.
Haydn H. Hilling LL.M. ’48 of Tijuana, Mexico, died May 29, 2004. He was president and general manager of H.H. Hilling, a moving and storage company in Chula Vista, Calif. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant attorney general for the state of Washington.
William M. Kimball ’48 of New York City died Aug. 25, 2004. He was a solo practitioner in New York City, specializing in litigation. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Robert D. Risch ’48 of Indianapolis died Sept. 9, 2004. A longtime bond attorney, he was a senior partner at Ice Miller in Indianapolis, where he specialized in municipal finance. He was chairman of the board of directors of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. A jazz fan, he was a member of the Indianapolis Jazz Club and a treasurer of the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors.
Walter M. Robinson Jr. ’48 of Nashville, Tenn., died Nov. 21, 2004. A prominent business leader in Nashville, he was CEO of NLT Corp., the parent company of National Life & Accident Insurance Co. He was head of the company in 1982, during its takeover by American General Life Insurance Co. He was later a partner at Bass, Berry & Sims, retiring in 1999. He was also a director of Northern Telecom and a benefactor of the Nashville Public Library. During WWII, he served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s 346th Field Artillery Battalion. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star.
Paul V. Salter ’48 of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Aug. 15, 2004. Formerly of Chestnut Hill, Mass., he practiced law for more than 50 years at Wasserman and Salter in Boston, specializing in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and probate law. After retiring in Florida, he was president of the Golf & Racquet Club at Eastpointe in Palm Beach Gardens. During WWII, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy on the destroyer USS Melville.
Philip Baskin ’49 of Pittsburgh died Jan. 2, 2005. For more than four decades, he practiced law in Pittsburgh, and for a period, he was chairman of Baskin Flaherty Elliott & Mannino. He was assistant solicitor in the Allegheny County Law Department in the 1950s and later served as special counsel for the department. He was a city councilman from 1961 to 1969. Chairman of the board of the Auditorium Authority, he was also a board member of many civic and Jewish organizations. In 1975, he was named the “Pittsburgh State of Israel Bond Man of the Year.” He was named “Man of the Year” in 1977 by the American Jewish Committee of Pittsburgh, and in 1982 by the Jewish National Fund of Pittsburgh. During WWII, he was a combat navigator and squadron leader in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He flew 31 missions and earned the Air Medal with three clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Donald X. Clavin ’49 of Valley Stream, N.Y., died Sept. 3, 2004. He was a Nassau County (N.Y.) District Court judge from 1976 to 1986 and later served as counsel to state Sen. Norman Levy. Prior to his judicial service, he was a prosecutor for 17 years, becoming chief of the County Court Trial Bureau. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy as a commanding officer of a minesweeper in the Pacific.
Dario De Benedictis ’49 of Walnut Creek, Calif., died Nov. 16, 2004. An attorney with Thelen, Marin, Johnson & Bridges in San Francisco, he concentrated on construction law. After retiring from the firm, he was an arbitrator/mediator of construction disputes and served on many dispute review boards. A longtime member of the Associated General Contractors of America, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the association in 1999. He also was a member of the Beavers, a heavy engineering construction organization, and the Engineers Club of San Francisco. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater, attaining the rank of captain and earning the Bronze Star.
William W. Brown Jr. ’49-’50 of Charlotte, N.C., died Sept. 7, 2004.
Philip J. McLaughlin ’49-’50 of Hollis, N.H., died Sept. 13, 2004. He was a police captain in Nashua and an investigator in the Consumer Protection Division of the New Hampshire attorney general’s office. For many years, he worked as a police officer and detective in Nashua before retiring as captain in 1968. He later served as director of Nashua’s Code Enforcement Agency. He was a founding member of the Nashua Boys Club, a director of the Nashua Municipal Employees Credit Union and campaign chairman of the United Way of Nashua. In 1968, he received the Book of Golden Deeds Award from the Nashua Exchange Club.
Samuel S. Binnian ’50 of Seattle died June 27, 2004. He was a solo practitioner in Seattle.
Henry A. Hoover ’50 of South Bend, Ind., died Dec. 30, 2004. A South Bend attorney for 35 years, he successfully fought against parking meters in the late 1950s, filing a lawsuit challenging the city of South Bend’s parking ordinance on constitutional grounds. The city eventually adopted a new ordinance to address the issues raised in the lawsuit. He ran unsuccessfully for state representative in 1958 and state senator in 1962. He was active in Presbyterian Players, a local theater group.
Edward E. Murphy ’50 of Glendale, Mo., died Aug. 16, 2004. A longtime St. Louis lawyer, he was a chairman of the St. Louis County Council and served on the St. Louis County Planning Commission for many years. He practiced law with Coburn, Storckman and Croft in St. Louis, before opening his own firm in 1955. In the 1960s, he went into partnership in the firm that continues today as Kortenhof and Ely. In 1993, he became a solo practitioner in Clayton, Mo. During the 1990s, he spent summers tracing the Lewis and Clark expedition’s route to the Pacific Ocean, flying or driving to particular locations.
Jessel Rothman ’50 of Flushing, N.Y., died July 15, 2004. He practiced business and corporate law at the eight-person firm of Jessel Rothman in Mineola.
William J. Pechilis ’51 of Weston, Mass., died Dec. 29, 2004. A senior partner at what became Goodwin Procter in Boston, he worked for the firm for 42 years. He specialized in estate and trust law and was a leading member of the probate department. He was counsel to and a director of Wang Laboratories and served as a director of the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies and the Wang Center for the Performing Arts. He was also a trustee of Concord Academy and Anatolia College. During WWII, he was an ensign aboard the USS Andromeda in the South Pacific.
Frederick E. Nichols ’51-’52 of Madisonville, Ky., died Aug. 17, 2004. He practiced law for 50 years at Nichols & Nichols in Madisonville and was city attorney for Dawson Springs. He was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 1959 and served in the Kentucky Senate from 1961 to 1963. He also served as legal counsel for the Kentucky Public Service Commission, and in 1994, he was a special justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Brock Adams ’52 of Stevensville, Md., died Sept. 10, 2004. He was a U.S. senator from Washington state from 1986 to 1992 and transportation secretary during the Carter administration. He was appointed U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington by President Kennedy and, in 1964, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served 12 years in Congress and was the first chairman of the House Budget Committee. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., for a number of years before running for U.S. Senate. He retired from public life in 1992. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Franklin L. Gurley ’52 of Fribourg, Switzerland, died May 7, 2004. An official historian of the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Division, he wrote “Into the Mountains Dark: A WWII Odyssey from Harvard Crimson to Infantry Blue” (Aberjona Press, 2000). As an infantry scout during WWII, he kept a diary, in violation of Army regulations, and recorded his experiences of daily life, training and combat.
Charles L. Palms ’52 of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Dec. 17, 2004. For 27 years, he worked for Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. After retiring, he remained on the board. He also served as chairman of the board of the Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center and on the community district planning board for his Brooklyn neighborhood.
Robert B. Williamson Jr. ’52 of Yarmouth, Maine, died Aug. 27, 2004. He was an attorney at Verrill & Dana in Portland for more than 50 years and the fifth generation of his family to practice law in Maine. He was president of the Cumberland County Bar Association and state chairman of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He was secretary to the board of trustees of Maine Medical Center and helped form the center’s first mental health facility. After retiring from active practice, he did pro bono work for Legal Services for the Elderly. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy in Okinawa, Japan, and later on the USS Orion. He remained in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1962, attaining the rank of lieutenant.
Robert I.H. Hammerman ’53 of Baltimore died Nov. 11, 2004. A circuit court judge in Baltimore for almost four decades, he retired from the bench in 1998. At the time, he was the longest-serving trial judge in Maryland’s history. In 1961, he was appointed to Baltimore’s Municipal Court. Six years later, he was appointed to what became the Baltimore Circuit Court, and he spent many years presiding over the city’s juvenile court. He helped found the Lancers Boys Club in 1946 and was active in the organization until the time of his death.
John P. Olin ’53 of Minneapolis died Sept. 22, 2002. He was a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and founder of the Tremolino Boat Co. A lifelong sailor, he designed, built and sailed a line of trimarans and was one of the founders of the Lake of the Woods Regatta in Ontario, Canada. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Richard J. Barnet ’54 of Washington, D.C., died Dec. 23, 2004. He was a co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., and was included on President Nixon’s “enemies list.” He served as the institute’s co-director from 1963 to 1978 and was later a senior fellow until his retirement in 1998. He wrote 15 books, primarily on globalization and U.S.-Soviet relations, and was a frequent contributor to The Nation, Harper’s Magazine and The New Yorker. Earlier in his career, he practiced law in Boston before joining Harvard’s Russian Research Center and working for the U.S. Department of State. He served in the U.S. Army.
Samuel Hoar ’54 of Essex, Mass., died Sept. 13, 2004. He was a partner and led one of the nation’s first environmental law groups at Goodwin, Procter & Hoar in Boston. He fought to save New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch and Old Man of the Mountain from highway extension plans and headed a legal battle to clean up Boston Harbor. In his late 60s, he began a new career in alternative dispute resolution as a principal at Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services. He also served as a director of the Conservation Law Foundation. He briefly worked as an assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting tax cases. He was an Essex town selectman and moderator and served on the town’s Finance Committee, Zoning Board and Conservation Commission.
Herman M. Levy ’54 of San Jose, Calif., died April 5, 2004. He was a labor arbitrator and a law professor at Santa Clara University, where he taught for nearly three and a half decades. He was named “Outstanding Professor of the Year” in 1977, and he served as president of the university’s faculty senate. For 13 years, he was an appellate attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. He helped draft California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act and served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations. He was also a member of the San Jose Human Rights Commission. He served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Germany.
Joseph F. Linehan ’54 of West Bridgewater, Mass., died Sept. 26, 2004. A longtime resident of and practicing attorney in West Bridgewater, he was a member of the Plymouth County Bar Association, West Bridgewater Lions Club and Democratic Town Committee. He was also a director of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army.
James J. Sevick ’54 of Sausalito, Calif., died Sept. 4, 2004. He was a solo practitioner specializing in real estate law in Sausalito.
Daniel B. Bickford ’55 of Vinalhaven, Maine, died Jan. 7, 2005. Formerly of Concord and Carlisle, Mass., he practiced law for 25 years in Boston. Earlier in his career, he was chief of the civil division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and, from 1960 to 1963, first assistant to the U.S. attorney in the First Circuit. A sailor, he was navigator on the schooner that won the 1962 Bermuda Race’s Navigator’s Trophy and a member of the Cruising Club of America. With six other men, he designed and raced a one-ton sloop, helping to bring that off-shore class of racing to the United States from Europe. He was a selectman in Carlisle for nine years and a trustee of the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Mass., and the Carroll School in Lexington, Mass. For 17 years, he volunteered in the trial advocacy program at HLS.
Howard J. Marsh ’55 of Salt Lake City died Sept. 17, 2004. He taught at the University of Utah and worked for the FBI before attending HLS. After securing his J.D., he practiced law in Dallas; Corpus Christi, Texas; Salt Lake City; and Hawaii. He was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, England, and a visiting scholar at Princeton Theological University. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served the church as a district president in New England, bishop in Dallas, mission president in Venezuela and regional representative in Texas and Louisiana. He published a personal retrospective, “Family History–A Righteous Posterity”; a book of poetry; and a book of his religious thinking. During WWII, he served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.
Robert O. Flotten ’57 of St. Paul, Minn., died Aug. 27, 2004. For 30 years, he practiced law at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, where he specialized in real estate finance law. He served in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Marcus Schoenfeld ’57 of Bryn Mawr, Pa., died July 5, 2004. A professor of law at Villanova University, he joined the faculty in 1966 and taught for 35 years. He specialized in federal taxation and helped form and served as director of the law school’s federal tax clinic for low-income taxpayers. He was author of a number of articles published in academic law reviews, several book chapters and many Bureau of National Affairs Tax Management Portfolios. Earlier in his career, he was an associate editor at Prentice-Hall, practiced law in New York City and taught at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He was a director of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia chapters of the ACLU.
Eugene L. Vogel ’58 of New York City died Sept. 20, 2004. He was a partner at Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman in New York City for more than 40 years and was chairman of the tax department. He was a founding member of the Appleseed Foundation, chairman of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee on Taxation and a member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association’s tax section.
Richard S. Arnold ’60 of Little Rock, Ark., died Sept. 23, 2004. A federal appellate judge, he was considered by President Clinton in 1994 as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Blackmun. In 1978, President Carter nominated him to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and two years later, he was elevated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He served as chief judge from 1992 to 1998 and assumed senior status in 2001. Earlier in his career, he was in private practice in Washington, D.C., and Arkansas. In May 2002, the U.S. Courthouse in Little Rock was renamed in his honor. He received many awards for his service and leadership, and in October, he was posthumously awarded the American Inns of Court Lewis F. Powell Jr. Award for Professionalism and Ethics.
Byron Golden ’61 of White Plains, N.Y., died May 15, 2004. He was a solo practitioner in Manhattan for many years.
Camille Schmid LL.M. ’61 of Luzern, Switzerland, died June 23, 2004. He was a court of appeal judge for the Canton of Zrich in Switzerland.
Bruce M. Stiglitz LL.M. ’61 of Beverly Hills, Calif., died July 14, 2004. He practiced law at Loeb & Loeb in Los Angeles, and in 2001, he received the Dana Latham Award for lifetime achievement in tax law from the taxation section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He served on the board of governors’ finance committee at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the board of directors for Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.
Leslie Susser ’61 of New York City died Dec. 11, 2004. An attorney with Vale and Co. in New York City, he focused his practice on real property law and business and corporate law.
Dale A. Thorn ’61 of Miami died Sept. 30, 2004.
S. David Levy ’62 of Washington, D.C., died Sept. 15, 2004. He helped found the Biograph Theatre and was co-owner of the Key Theatre, both alternative movie theaters in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood that featured classic and foreign films. He also founded, with his wife, a club for independent and foreign film fans in 1992, the Key Sunday Cinema Club. Early in his career, he did legal work for the National Labor Relations Board and the National Capital Planning Commission and had a private practice. He was president of the Georgetown Business and Professional Association and a board member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Thomas J. McCann Jr. ’62 of Cleveland died Jan. 7, 2005. He was a shareholder and director of HTV Industries and vice president of acquisitions for ALCO Standard Corp. in Valley Forge, Pa. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at Thompson, Hine and Flory in Cleveland, where he specialized in corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions law. He also negotiated property acquisitions and managed operations for St. Lucie-Jupiter Development Corp. in Stuart, Fla. He served as chairman and longtime director of Wheels Medical Transport. He also was on the board of the Lake-Geauga Center on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in Chardon, Ohio.
John R. Burdick Jr. ’63 of Chicago died Oct. 1, 2004.
Daniel G. Goyder LL.M. ’63 of Ipswich, England, died Feb. 17, 2004. He was a visiting professor at King’s College in London and a consultant to Linklaters & Paines. A practicing attorney for more than 35 years, he was a member of Britain’s Monopolies and Mergers Commission, now the Competition Commission, from 1980 to 1997. In 1991, he was appointed a deputy chairman of the commission and was responsible for advising the MMC on the implications of European rules for its own investigations. He wrote “EC Competition Law” and co-wrote “The Antitrust Laws of the United States of America.”
Mohammed Bello ’63-’64 of Lagos, Nigeria, died Nov. 4, 2004. A chief justice of Nigeria, he began his career working with the Northern Nigerian Judiciary as a magistrate. He served as a judge of North-Central state, now Kaduna and Kwara states, and later was chief justice of Northern Nigeria. He was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1975. In 1987, he was named chief justice of the Federation, and he retired from the bench in 1995. He was chairman of the arbitration panel of the African Development Bank and received the fourth-highest national honor, Commander of the Order of the Niger.
Michael J. Milton ’64 of Washington, D.C., died Oct. 24, 2004. He was of counsel at Krooth & Altman in Washington, D.C., where he focused his practice on state and municipal bonds and financing.
Gaston E. Métrailler LL.M. ’67 of London died Sept. 24, 2004. He was tax counsel and manager of taxes for Chevron U.K. in London.
F. Martin Belmore ’70 of Chicago died Sept. 5, 2004. He was an international tax partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in Chicago for many years. Earlier in his career, he was a tax associate at Dewey Ballantine in New York City. An advocate of public transportation, he served on Chicago committees that addressed transportation issues and he never owned a car.
Beverly C. Moore Jr. ’70 of Washington, D.C., died Nov. 24, 2003. He was a partner at Moore & Brown in Washington, D.C., and for nearly 30 years he was the owner, editor and publisher of Class Action Reports, a legal periodical that reports and analyzes class-action cases in all areas of law. Early in his career, he worked with Ralph Nader ’58 as a class-action expert. In the 1970s, he wrote several books and his articles appeared in many legal publications. He formed his own firm in 1979, which later became Moore & Brown, and represented class-action plaintiffs. In the 1990s, he consulted and gave expert testimony on topics such as the fairness of class-action settlements and attorney fee requests. He also helped draft class-action legislation in Ontario and Quebec, Canada, and was asked to help draft legislation in Thailand. In 1997, he received the Public Justice Achievement Award from Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Lawrence B. Wernick ’73 of Longmeadow, Mass., died Nov. 4, 2004. A justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, he was appointed to the bench in 1996 by Gov. William Weld ’70. He practiced at the Boston law firms of Burns & Levinson and Craig and Macauley, before joining Cohen Rosenthal in Springfield, Mass. He was chairman of the merit selection panel for the appointment of the magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court in Western Massachusetts. He served on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield and Jewish Family Services.
Conor D. Reilly ’75 of Short Hills, N.J., died Nov. 6, 2004. A partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York City for 16 years, he had a mergers and acquisitions practice. Before joining the firm, he was a partner at what is now LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. He also worked for three years in the Hong Kong office of Coudert Brothers. He was chairman of the board of directors of Acorn Products, vice chairman of the board of directors of Memorex Telex and director of John Deere Insurance. He was also a member of the Millburn Township (N.J.) Board of Education. He coached Millburn recreation department youth basketball and was head coach of the Millburn High School debate team, leading the team to the state championship in 2003-2004.
Eddison J.M. Zvobgo LL.M. ’75 of Harare, Zimbabwe, died Aug. 22, 2004. A Zimbabwean politician, he was a founder of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Popular Front party and served as a cabinet minister for almost 20 years. He was once considered a likely successor to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. In the 1960s, he was involved in the liberation struggle against white minority rule in what was then Southern Rhodesia. He played a key role in international negotiations in London that ended the Rhodesian bush war in 1979 and led to the country’s independence in 1980. He later won a seat in parliament, where he served as a minister before becoming a legislator in southern Zimbabwe.
Countess P. Jeffries ’77 of Huntington Beach, Calif., died Dec. 15, 2003. A senior partner at Jeffries Advocates Law Offices in Costa Mesa, Calif., she was a member of the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the Commercial Law League of America. She also served on the executive committee of Free Arts for Abused Children.
Stephen Howard Dart ’80 of Harbor Springs, Mich., died Nov. 4, 2004. A practicing attorney for many years, he most recently worked for Capitol Bancorp in Lansing, Mich. He was chairman of the Harbor Springs Zoning Board and a member of its city council.
Stephen W.S. Livingstone LL.M. ’84 of Belfast, Northern Ireland, died March 20, 2004. A professor of human rights law and head of the school of law at Queen’s University, Belfast, he published widely on human rights, the judiciary, and constitutional and prison law. He began teaching at Queen’s in 1984 as a law lecturer, was named a professor in 1998 and went on to serve as director of the university’s Human Rights Centre from 1999 to 2002. He also taught for a year as a visiting associate law professor at Detroit University and for three years at the University of Nottingham. He was a member of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and a chairman of the Committee for the Administration of Justice.
Jack Adam Schwartzman ’86 of Redwood City, Calif., died July 16, 2004. A partner at Griffiths, Castle & Schwartzman in Redwood Shores, he had a mediation practice and was a special master and discovery referee in Bay area superior courts. He was also a mediation panelist for California’s First Appellate District.
Kathleen T. Clover ’89 of Pittsburgh died March 1, 2004. She was assistant general counsel of Education Management Corp. in Pittsburgh. During her career, she worked in Pittsburgh in the legal departments of Rockwell International Corp. and PNC Bank and as an associate at Jones Day. She was vice president and program chairwoman of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals. She served in the U.S. Army as a medic.
Gregory Shadid ’99 of San Francisco died Oct. 8, 2004. He was an associate with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco until 2003, when he established his own practice.