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August 11, 2011
Harry H. Wellington, 84, whose half-century of studying and teaching law included a decade as dean of Yale Law School and eight years as dean of New York Law School, died Monday of a brain tumor at his home in New York. Mr. Wellington made an early mark in labor law, enlivening what could be a drab and technical field with vivid ideas that drew on other disciplines and tested first principles. In his 1972 book, The Unions and the Cities, he argued that it could be dangerous to allow public labor unions to become too powerful.
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June 5, 1993 | By Steve Goldstein, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The stark hopelessness in the Oval Office seemed light-years from the sunny April day when a jovial Bill Clinton summoned reporters to the Justice Department courtyard and introduced his old schoolmate from Yale Law School. "She once sued me," Clinton crowed that morning, joking about a voting rights lawsuit Lani Guinier filed when he was governor of Arkansas and she was working for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. "Shows how broad-minded I am. " But Clinton was not in a broad-minded mood on Thursday night.
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March 4, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord yesterday recalled sitting at his Bryn Mawr pool and being amazed at Jonathan Schmidt. It was the summer of 2006, and McCord, then a businessman, was the mentor for Mr. Schmidt, who held a Pennsylvania Political Leaders Fellowship from the Center for Progressive Leadership. "He had a formidable mind," McCord said of the Yale Law School graduate. "I asked him to tell me the history of Social Security, the ways [to] future solvency.
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May 28, 1987 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. Circuit Judge A. Leon Higgenbotham Jr. had some simple advice last week for 422 graduates of Beaver College. Keep your eyes open, he said. "For many Americans, as they dwell in suburbia or in comfortable homes in the city, as they pursue their careers in air-conditioned offices, they seem to become blind to the misery so many others exist" in, the judge said. "My request to you is that you never allow yourself to become blind to the injustices around you, that you never become callous" to the suffering of others, Higgenbotham said.
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July 21, 1996 | By Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Garrett S. Hoag, 95, a founding partner of a law firm with offices in Boston and Washington, died Thursday of heart failure at Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square. Mr. Hoag, a Haverford native who spent much of his professional life in the Boston area, helped start the law firm Foley, Hoag & Eliot in 1943. He first worked with Henry Foley and later with Thomas Eliot, a former Massachusetts congressman. Mr. Hoag was an active member of the Society of Friends, and his firm was a pioneer in assembling a staff of lawyers without regard to race or sex. During the Truman administration, Mr. Hoag was asked to serve on the Federal Loyalty Review Board when congressional committees were aggressively pursuing people in government and elsewhere suspected of having been sympathetic to left-wing causes.
NEWS
January 17, 1992
The most recent occupational specialty of former City Solicitor Handsel Minyard is almost too perfect as preparation for his recent appointment to the board of the Philadelphia Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. His real estate advisory firm has been seeking to turn the non-performing assets of insolvent S&Ls into performing assets. How different can that be from figuring ways to turn a non-performing insolvent city government into one that's performing and solvent? That is, after all, one way of describing PICA's mission.
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August 21, 1989 | By Laurie Hollman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gilbert Edward Hardy, 38, a Washington lawyer who loved athletics, including scuba diving, died Aug. 2 in a diving accident off the coast of Morocco. Mr. Hardy was born in West Philadelphia and graduated from Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School and St. Joseph's Preparatory School. He then attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Mr. Hardy was always athletic, according to his brother, Melvin. He ran track in high school, held a black belt in karate, enjoyed diving and was an avid snow skier, becoming a member of the National Black Skiers Association.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
In just eight months, he's become one of Drexel University's most popular staffers. If he's not meeting with students in his West Philadelphia office, he's making the rounds of university events: Study Palooza in Center City, a meet-and-greet at the law school, boot camp in the Recreation Center, where he also has his office. "He loves his job," said Kathryn Formica, the university's coordinator of student fitness and wellness, of her office mate. "I think he's going for tenure. " This new employee is a dog, a Carolina blend with some shiba inu and corgi mixed in. His name is Jersey, and as his office nameplate attests, he is a certified therapy dog. Jersey is one of the first on-site, year-round canine therapists at a U.S. college or university, Drexel says.
NEWS
August 27, 1998 | By Wendy Wasserstein
Hillary Rodham, in her 1969 Wellesley College commencement address, eloquently summed up the hopes of her generation: "We're searching for more immediate, ecstatic and penetrating modes of living . . . Every protest, every dissent, is . . . an attempt to forge an identity in this particular age. " That idealistic, forthright Hillary is gone - one of the saddest and most destructive consequences of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. In her place is a new Hillary, loyal wife. And polls show her approval rating at a record high, even as her achievements are at a record low. Although I am not a close friend of Mrs. Clinton, I have met her on several occasions.
NEWS
April 18, 1991 | By ACEL MOORE
This column is prompted by a challenging letter and a compelling essay sent to me by two black women professionals, both wives and mothers. They each wrote passionately about leadership and what it means to be a woman and black today. The letter to me from Fasaha M. Traylor, a program officer at the William Penn Foundation, challenged what she termed the popular notion that, except for a few women whose names are mentioned frequently in the media, "you would think that one of the only things that black women do in this town is make babies as teenagers.
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May 15, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN & MENSAH M. DEAN, rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
OK, SO THE PRIMARY election is looming and you don't know who is running for City Council. Don't worry. The Daily News has you covered. Here's a handy thumbnail of the army of Democratic and Republican candidates who are vying to fill just seven at-large Council seats. Voters from across the city can vote for at-large candidates. But, since this is a primary election, registered Democrats may only vote for Democrats. Republican voters, likewise. Each may vote for five candidates.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2015 | By Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer
In just eight months, he's become one of Drexel University's most popular staffers. If he's not meeting with students in his West Philadelphia office, he's making the rounds of university events: Study Palooza in Center City, a meet-and-greet at the law school, boot camp in the Recreation Center, where he also has his office. "He loves his job," said Kathryn Formica, the university's coordinator of student fitness and wellness, of her office mate. "I think he's going for tenure. " This new employee is a dog, a Carolina blend with some shiba inu and corgi mixed in. His name is Jersey, and as his office nameplate attests, he is a certified therapy dog. Jersey is one of the first on-site, year-round canine therapists at a U.S. college or university, Drexel says.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rutgers University announced a new chancellor Wednesday for its Camden campus: a former professor at Temple University's law school who is now the law school dean at the University of Maryland. Phoebe A. Haddon, 63, will join Rutgers-Camden on July 1, returning to a region where she worked for decades and the state where she grew up. "It seems like a great place for me to come to after five years of being a dean here. It has a real nice-size campus for the kind of work that I'd like to do," Haddon said Wednesday afternoon.
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January 13, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carter R. Buller, 80, of Center City, a lawyer, civic leader, and chair of the Philadelphia law firm Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads L.L.P., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, of kidney failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Starting in 1962, Mr. Buller practiced at Montgomery McCracken for his entire career. "He was going until the end," said his son, Pierce. "His last title was 'of senior counsel.' " As a partner in the firm, Mr. Buller served in many management capacities.
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October 24, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Lincoln Strong of Bryn Mawr, a commercial real estate lawyer who was active in urban renewal in Philadelphia, died of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital on Sunday, Oct. 14, five days before his 82d birthday. Mr. Strong was born in London to a British father and American mother who divorced when he was very young. In 1941, after their house had been bombed in the Blitzkrieg, he and his mother sailed for America on the last passenger ship to leave Ireland before the United States entered World War II. Mr. Strong became a U.S. citizen in 1946.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
By Seymour I. "Spence" Toll On Friday at the U.S. Courthouse at Sixth and Market there was a memorial service for U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak, who died in Philadelphia on May 8 at the age of 89. A 1978 judicial appointee of President Jimmy Carter, he became one of the nation's genuinely distinguished jurists. Like his judicial service, Judge Pollak's qualification for the judiciary was exceptional. After graduating at the top of his 1948 Yale Law School class, in 1948-49 he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Wiley B. Rutledge, then joined a major New York law firm.
NEWS
August 11, 2011
Harry H. Wellington, 84, whose half-century of studying and teaching law included a decade as dean of Yale Law School and eight years as dean of New York Law School, died Monday of a brain tumor at his home in New York. Mr. Wellington made an early mark in labor law, enlivening what could be a drab and technical field with vivid ideas that drew on other disciplines and tested first principles. In his 1972 book, The Unions and the Cities, he argued that it could be dangerous to allow public labor unions to become too powerful.
NEWS
January 4, 2011 | By John Shiffman and Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writers
He chose West Point over Yale, knowing he'd be sent to an unwinnable war. He survived Vietnam, then led the tumultuous effort to create a memorial on the National Mall. He attended the best law and business schools, but he remained in public service. He helped the Pentagon plan for nuclear war in one century and cyber warfare in the next. He was the first chief executive of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Now, Delaware authorities are trying to learn how and why John Parsons Wheeler 3d was killed.
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March 4, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord yesterday recalled sitting at his Bryn Mawr pool and being amazed at Jonathan Schmidt. It was the summer of 2006, and McCord, then a businessman, was the mentor for Mr. Schmidt, who held a Pennsylvania Political Leaders Fellowship from the Center for Progressive Leadership. "He had a formidable mind," McCord said of the Yale Law School graduate. "I asked him to tell me the history of Social Security, the ways [to] future solvency.
NEWS
April 27, 2009 | By Duncan B. Hollis and Christopher J. Borgen
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee tomorrow will consider confirming Harold Koh, President Obama's nominee for chief lawyer at the State Department. Koh's credentials would suggest an easy ride: He is the dean of Yale Law School; he served as an assistant secretary of state during the Clinton administration, as well as in the Justice Department under Reagan; and he has produced influential scholarship that earned him a reputation as one of America's foremost legal minds. Koh's numerous supporters include top attorneys from Democratic and Republican administrations, as well as leading conservative lawyers such as Kenneth Starr and Theodore Olson.
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