1960s Class Notes
Clark Redick shares news of his prominent mention in the new book, The Bell Women, by Marjorie Stockford. The book is the story of the landmark AT&T sex and race discrimination case, which settled for $38 million in 1973. The approving judge called the case “the largest and most impressive corporate civil rights settlement in the history of the Nation.” Redick was 36-years-old and a labor and defense lawyer for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company when he was summoned to New York by AT&T and tapped to handle, on behalf of 23 companies and several unions, the legal complexities of the negotiations, the consent decree, and the accompanying opinion letters. Redick has been retired since 1994, and lives with his wife, Jeanne in Mission Hills, KS. The Redicks have two children and one granddaughter. Redick reports that his two brothers and one sister-in-law became lawyers. Clark, a one-time Northern Ohio chairman of the Law School's annual giving campaign said, “I have been very proud to be a Virginia law graduate. My goal has been to do my best.”
Walter “Chip” Dickey writes with updates on his grandchildren. The newest, Jonathan, was born on September 26, 2003. Jonathan joins three-year-old Emily, and five-year-old Alex. Dickey enjoys his time with them. He and his family reside in Prairie Village, KS.
After almost 20 years of service as editor of the Defense Research Institute’s For the Defense, Dave Ream announced his retirement. Although the magazine featured the former editor on its March cover in honor of his years of service, Ream assures all that he is only semi-retired. He continues to work part-time at DRI, developing new publication projects.
John Riggs has been based in the Rome office of White & Case since early 2003, and is in charge of restructuring the firm’s Milan and Rome offices. He says Rome is a delight, but he is determined to retire by the end of the year.
Glenn R. Adams’s daughter, Lise Bitler Adams, graduated from the Law School in 2003. She is now a Law School Powell Fellow at the Washington, D.C. Legal Aid Office.
Gail Starling Marshall has been elected to the board of Southern African Legal Services and Legal Education Project (SALSLEP), a charitable organization founded in the apartheid era to provide legal resources for civil rights and legal aid to the poor, principally in South Africa, but also in Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Henry Rossbacher’s daughter, Drury, is a first-year at the Law School this fall.
Julious P. Smith, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Williams Mullen in Richmond, VA, has been elected as a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. This honor is conferred on lawyers who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession, not only by service to the bar but also to their communities, and is limited to one percent of the active and associate lawyers in Virginia. Smith was inducted at the January 15 meeting of the Virginia Bar Association in Williamsburg. Smith represents and advises business clients in corporate and business matters, including succession planning and mergers and acquisitions. He has particular expertise in closely held businesses, real estate, and income and estate taxation. His merger and acquisition experience ranges from small family businesses to major transactions involving publicly traded companies.
The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) announced that Port Angeles attorney S. Brooke Taylor has been elected to serve as WSBA president-elect in 2004-2005. Taylor will serve as the organization’s 115th president in 2005-2006.
NBC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Wright was featured in FORTUNE’s “FIRST question authority” column in the June 14th edition. Wright discussed NBC’s deal to buy Vivendi Universal’s movie and television businesses, doubling the company’s estimated worth to $42 billion.
Gil Davis is chairman of the board at Yorktown University, as well as chairman for the Center of Law and Accountability. Davis is also a candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia in 2005 on the GOP ticket.
Gordon D. Schreck is chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees at Hampden-Sydney College. He has also been named again to the Best Lawyers in America.
Thomas Troy Zieman, Jr., was sorry to miss his 35th reunion this spring. He reports that Professor Peter Low was the faculty member who had the greatest influence on him, since he lives Low’s procedure class “every day.”