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Louis Auchincloss was featured in a profile in the Financial Times on September 21, in which he was dubbed the “grand old man of letters” (he is 90) and was noted for his talent and versatility as a writer. He has authored 30 novels, the most recent of which, The Headmaster’s Dilemma, was published last year. His other works include 17 collections of short stories and numerous works of non-fiction.
Catharine Powell Miller passed away on December 11 at the age of 84. She taught high school for five years in Stafford County, Virginia, and practiced law for 23 years in Fredericksburg before retiring in 1992. She had been a marriage commissioner since 1989.
Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Paine retired from the federal bench in June at the age of 83. Paine was appointed to the Southern District of Florida by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 and assumed senior status in 1992. Last year, Judge Paine, a former partner at Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, was honored by the West Palm Beach firm during a reception and portrait unveiling. Sidney A. Stubbs was one of many who welcomed guests and recognized the judge’s career highlights. Paine’s portrait now hangs in the firm’s main lobby.
Robert Bottomley and his wife sold their La Jolla home last summer and moved into Casa de Mañana, a retirement community facing the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla. Bottomley is completely retired but keeps busy with various projects.
On May 3, 2007, William Brown was on his way from Homosassa, Fla., to his 55th Law Class reunion (he had never missed one) when a truck in front of him dropped some debris which he could not avoid. Brown writes, “Thus came to a rapid end my plans for another enjoyable reunion.”
U.S. Senator John W. Warner is the recipient of the 2008 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal, the highest honor given to an individual outside the University of Virginia community. The medal is given to recognize achievements of those who carry on Jeffersonian ideals. Warner will be the second recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership, which honors “personal leadership and lasting influence on our common culture.” Warner served as secretary of the Navy and five terms in the U.S. Senate. The award is given during the University’s Founder’s Day celebrations held around Jefferson’s April 13 birthday.
Additionally, Warner will be honored at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s annual spring gala in April. The Sorensen Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Virginia.
In August 2007, Warner announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate when his term expires in January 2009.
M. Scott Brodie has retired as a senior vice president and trust officer from Bank of America.
L. Martin Flanagan is of counsel to the law firm of Flanagan, Maniotis & Berger in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Memphis attorney, McDonald “Mac” Yawn, passed away on February 26, after a lengthy illness. After graduating from law school, Yawn held a clerkship under U.S. Court of Appeals Judge John D. Martin, before entering the firm then known as McCloy, Wellford & Clark, later becoming a partner. He subsequently practiced with Fisher, Avery & Yawn as a partner. Yawn represented clients in civil cases through his four decades of law practice. He served as an assistant city attorney in Memphis and tried numerous high-profile cases working chiefly with the Memphis Area Transit Authority and the Mid-South Coliseum and Auditorium. In later years, Yawn also served in as a staff attorney in Juvenile Court.