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Mortimer Caplin was recently appointed to the American Bar Foundation (ABF) Board of Directors. An ABF Fellow for 25 years, he has served as its Washington, D.C., chair since 1999. A former IRS Commissioner and tax professor at the Law School, Caplin was honored with the Law School ’s highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Law, in 2001. He is the founding member of Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator John Warner ’53 honored Caplin in a speech before the U.S. Congress in November.


Harry Gustin II married Cherry Whitehurst Wood on August 2, 2002, in Norfolk, VA. Gustin practices as of counsel with Huff, Poole & Mahoney PC in Virginia Beach, VA.

The UVA Board of Visitors voted May 30 to name its new basketball arena after John Paul Jones, father of John Tudor Jones II, Arts & Sciences ’76, who has committed $35 million of the $130 million building project. The new 15,000-seat John Paul Jones Arena will replace the aging University Hall, built in 1965, as the home of Virginia basketball. “It’s payback time for his being a great father,” said Jones II about his dad in a June 13 article in InsideUVA. Founder of the Tudor Group, a money management firm based in Greenwich, CT, Jones called the naming “a fitting tribute” to a man whose life has been dedicated primarily to four things: his faith, his family, the University of Virginia, and basketball. John Paul Jones, Sr., practices law in Memphis, TN.

Harry McCoy, Jr., reports that he enjoyed a challenging and stimulating practice in civil, trial, and appellate courts in several states and a sizeable admiralty/maritime practice necessitating foreign travel. For many years he was a visiting lecturer at the Law School, teaching the admiralty seminar both in Clark Hall and on the North Grounds. He retired from active practice in 1980.

THE VIRGINIA BAR ASSOCIATION (VBA) honored the following Law School alumni as Life Members during a July 11 banquet at the Association’s 113th summer meeting. Life Members have been members of the VBA for at least 40 consecutive years and have attained the age of 70.

William Lawson ’51
W. Glover Garner, Jr. ’56
Arnold Leon ’57
Hon. Jere Willis, Jr. ’57
Wilson Rivers ’59
Miles Cary, Jr., ’60
Morton Clark ’60
Hon. Talmage Cooley ’60
Hon. W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr. ’60
Collins Denny III ’61
A.E. Dick Howard ’61
Grover Wright, Jr. ’61


Richard Taylor has served on the Republican National Committee for Maryland since 1983.


William Weeks is semi-retired and still practicing part-time with the firm of Holland & Knight LLP in Boston, MA. He sends best wishes to all his classmates.


M. Scott Brodie retired from Bank of America after 27 years, most recently as senior vice president. He currently works with Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc. In his spare time he puts in some “muddy boots weekends” as a major general with the North Carolina State Guard.

On September 1 William Miner took of counsel status after 45 years with Waller, Smith & Palmer PC in New London, CT. “I still maintain my office and my secretary and find myself there more than planned,” he writes. “However, we do have some vacations planned.” Miner and his wife Judith live in Mystic, CT.


Karl Velde, Jr., reports that he “had a great time at the 45th reunion and looks forward to the big 5-0!”

1959 Reunion Year

Shant Harootunian and his wife Louise observed their 50th wedding anniversary on December 5.


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