Notices sorted by graduation date.
George C. Seward (Col '33, Law '36 L/M) of Scarsdale, N.Y., died Feb. 15, 2012. He was the honorary life president of the International Bar Association and a partner of Seward & Kissel, a New York City-based law firm. At the University, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He was also Order of the Coif and a member of the Raven Society. He became a partner of Seward & Kissel in 1953. He was a member of the American Bar Association, serving as chairman of a committee that developed a model corporation act to govern the creation and operation of business corporations; chairman of the ABA's section on business law; and a member for 14 years of its governing body, the house of delegates. Mr. Seward became involved with the International Bar Association in the early 1960s and later became its honorary president-founder and honorary life president. He was also involved in many other organizations, including the University's Arts & Sciences Council as president, Phi Beta Kappa Associates as president, and the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children as a trustee, among others. He was the author of Basic Corporate Practice and co-author of Model Business Corporation Act Annotated. In addition, he wrote the book Seward and Related Families. Survivors include a son, Gordon D. Seward (Col '61 L/M); and a grandson, Andrew G. Seward (Col '99). Memorial gifts may be made to the George and Carroll Seward Fund for Scholarships, University of Virginia Development Office, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400220, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4220.
John L. Guerrant (Med '37, '41) of Charlottesville died Feb. 11, 2012. He served with U.Va.'s 8th Evacuation Hospital during World War II in the North African and Italian campaigns. He was the former chief of the pulmonary allergy division at the University of Virginia Health System. Dr. Guerrant had a long and distinguished career at the University of Virginia as professor of internal medicine and attending physician on the hospital staff. He was active in the American Lung Association, Albemarle County Medical Society, Southeastern Allergy Association and American Academy of Allergy, among many other professional associations. On his retirement in 1976, he was named professor emeritus. After retirement, he developed a second career as the chairman of the Medical Society of Virginia Professional Review Organization. In 2006, he received the Raven Award in recognition of his excellence in service and contribution to the University of Virginia. Survivors include a daughter, Sally Guerrant Herling (Col '73). Memorial contributions may be made to the John L. Guerrant Professorship, U.Va. Health System Development Office, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville VA 22908 or to the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Historical Collections, P.O. Box 800722, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0722.
Lewis H. Shulman (Col '37 L/M) of Norfolk, Va., died Sept. 16, 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he was a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. Mr. Shulman later went into business with his father at Shulman's Mens' Store on Granby Street in Norfolk. He and his brother, Leroy, retired in 1967 after they sold their store to Hart Schaffner and Marx. Mr. Shulman was a member of the Rotary Club of Norfolk from 1961 and served as president, also gaining recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow. He served two years as president of the Boys Club of Norfolk. After retirement, Mr. Shulman took up golf, and one of the highlights of his life was on June 10, 1970, when he made a hole-in-one at the Kempsville Greens Golf Club.
Robert Q. Millan (Col '38) of Middletown, Ohio, died Feb. 18, 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy. At the University, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the Eli Banana Society. He was president, chairman of the board and chief executive officer for First National Bank of Middletown from 1973 until 1980. From 1980 to 1986, he served as chairman of the board of First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio. His civic activities for the Middletown community included serving on the board of directors for the Middletown Hospital Association for 20 years, the American Red Cross and the Middletown Public Library. He was a member of the Middletown Chamber of Commerce Board, the Miami University Middletown campus steering committee and Middletown Giant Step. He was dedicated to his work in the field of criminal justice. He served on Ohio's Prison Labor Advisory Board, taught at the Lebanon Correctional Institution for 10 years and founded the Wilmington College Inmate College Program at LCI. He was Gov. Voinovich's appointee to the Governor's Select Committee on Corrections for study of Ohio's prison system after the Lucasville riots in April of 1993. President Reagan honored him in 1983 for his criminal justice work, and appointed him to the Federal Prison Industry board of directors, where Mr. Millan served from 1988 until 1996.
Luke Harvey Poe Jr. (Col '38, Law '41) of Annapolis, Md., died March 30, 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Delta Phi. He received the Raven Society Award, served as president of the Raven Society, and was editor of the Virginia Law Review. Mr. Poe practiced law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City for two years before the war. After the war, in 1946, he entered the academic world as a tutor and later assistant dean at St. John's College in Annapolis, receiving full tenure in 1953. Between 1960 and 1961, he served as assistant chairman of the National Citizens Committee for Kennedy and Johnson, and chairman of the Citizens Committee, President's Inaugural Committee. Between 1961 and 1966, he was employed with Aerojet-General Corporation, first as assistant to the president, and then as president of its international technical assistance and development company. In 1966, he became a partner in the law firm of Howard, Poe & Bastian in Washington, D.C. From 1983 to 2008, he maintained a private general legal practice in Washington. Mr. Poe was a lecturer for a wide variety of governmental and academic entities, including the Foreign Service Institute, the International Labor Center, the Aspen Institute, the U.S. Air Force War College and the University. Throughout his career, he served as a member or chair of many corporate, governmental and academic boards. In 1988, he organized a group of senior faculty at the University of Virginia to try to institute a unified liberal arts curriculum for undergraduates. In Annapolis, he headed or served on a number of local boards and associations, including the Residents' Association, the Committee for Annapolis and the Annapolis Board of Zoning Appeals, among others.