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School received honor as teachers in their
Alma Mater, but many of them have
added power to the law faculties of other

A list of Deans of American Law
Schools a year or two ago showed Wash-
ington and Lee third in the number of her
alumni who were at the head of law
schools, only Harvard and Wisconsin out-
ranking her. The list has now somewhat
changed, but today Judge Thomas Hugh
Somerville, B. L., '72, is Dean of the Law
faculty of the University of Mississippi,
while Judge Lyman Chalkley, '89, holds


professoi <>l law .il tin' University of Vir-
ginia, \\ h<> gave so many years ol tireless
effort to our own University as professoi
and as Dean of the Law School.

Among the alumni ol Washington and
Lee have been many Governors, and of
them, four - -William A. McCorkle, of
West Virginia; Charles T. O'Ferrall, ol
Virginia; L. V. Stephens, of Missouri,
and Murphy J. hosier, of Louisiana,
served simultaneously. The three first
^W~~^ named received their legal training here,

iy.Ji ^Bk while Governor hosier, ol Louisiana, was

^^^Srffl ^^^ alumnus the academii scl I

m •'*' Luther E. Hall is the latest alumnus to be

honored with a governorship, the Louisiana
Democrats having chosen him in a recent
primary as the next occupant of the guber-
natorial i hair.

In its list of Judges of Superior
Courts of the various states few law schools
equal Washington and Lee. Joseph
Rucker Lamar, apointed from the ( luel
Justiceship of the Supreme Court of Georgia to "the highest tribunal in the world," heads
the roll of living Judges. Hon. Seth Shepard, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the
District of Columbia; J. Harvey McLeary, formerly Attorney-General of Texas, then
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Montana, and now Associate Justice of tin-
Supreme Court of Porto Rico; Judges John R. Tyson, ol Alabama; J. P. Hobson, ol
Kentucky; M. M. Neill, of Tennessee; S. L. Mestrezat, ol Pennsylvania; Frank H.
Rudkin, of Washington; S. G. Whittle, of Virginia. Luther E. Hall and H. L. Dufour,
of Louisiana, and A. Hunter Boyd, of Maryland; have gone out of the Washington
and Lee Law School to adorn the highest seats of the American bench.

The legislative halls of the nation have time and again numbered among then
members graduates of this institution. Forty-two representatives, al least, from fourteen
states have been Washington and Lee men, ol whom about hall wen- graduates ol the
Law Department. In the present 1 louse are Fcrgusson, of New Mexico, first repre-
sentative from the new state; Davis, of West Virginia; Flood and Hay, of Virginia.
and Slaydcn, of Texas, from the law school, with Mays, ol Florida, from the Academic
Department. James F. Fppes, D. Gardner Tyler and 1 lam St. George Tucker are

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William A. Glasgow, of Philadelphia;
H. L. Norwood, Attorney-General of
Arkansas; James H. Dillard, of New
Orleans, president of the Jeanes Founda-
tion; H. R. Preston, of Baltimore, gen-
eral counsel for the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad; Ambrose H. Burroughs, of
New York, general counsel for the Ameri-
can Tobacco Company, and practi-
tioners recognized as leaders at the bar
in almost every state in the Union.

The showing of this Law School is, in
the words of the New York Evening Post,
"altogether extraordinary," and various
newspapers have undertaken an explana-
tion of it. The St. Louis Republic states
its theory in this way:

"The kind of education that makes
great men is not merely cultural, technical,
or what not; it is a training that unlocks
the possibilities of personality. In Wash-
ington and Lee today the life of the teach-
ers is static rather than dynamic; they

also among the many Law School alumni
who have been members of the lower
House, these three having represented

Recent years have added to the four-
teen Washington and Lee men who have
represented their states in the United
States Senate the names of Owen, of
Oklahoma, Foster, of Louisiana, William
J. Bryan, of Florida, whose promising
career was cut short so soon by death;
N. P. Bryan, ol Florida, a brother of
William J. Bryan; Poindexter, of Wash-
ington, and Chamberlain, of Oregon,
four of them Law School graduates.

And there are other honored names,
not to be left out of account, who in
various ways have brought glory to their
Alma Mater — E. B. Krutschnitt, Presi-
dent of the Louisiana Constitutional Con-
vention of 1888; Wade H. Ellis, At-
torney-General of Ohio, later Assistant
Attorney-General of the United States;


were and are men ol sin, ill income?, simple habits, and well-furnished minds, secure
ol their positions, honored in their communities, and satisfied with the scholar's
kingdom. Is there not more, perhaps, m contacl with men at peace with them-
selves and the world than in membership in a great university where the instructor desires
to become an assistant professor, the assistant professor .111 adjunct professor, the adjunct
professor to head a department, and the president to secure five millions more endowment
than did his predecessor?"

Commenting on this view the New York Evening Posl agrees with most of the
Republic's findings, but adds that the record, being exceptional, must have come from
exceptional conditions, and draws the conclusion that the exceptional conditions were
the traditions and setting of the College, staling its deduction as lollows:

"In the first place it would he hard
to find another small college with such a
tradition and setting. When General Lee,
after Appomattox, rode his famous Trav-
eller over the mountains to Lexington and
became president of Washington C ollege.
it was to a town already distinguished
as the home of "Stonewall" Jackson and
the site ol the Virginia Military Institute.
Many distinguished soldiers and citizens
had lived there or nearby, and the College
itself had grown out of a benefaction of
George Washington.

".Alter the Idol ol the Confederacy,
there came to Lexington the colonels and
captains of his defeated legions, men of un-
usual character, fortified by years of war-
fare and suffering, who sought to complete
then interrupted education. I o them
succeeded, alter General Lee's death,
youth also ol unusual character, lor it
required sacrifice, courage, and ambition
to obtain a college education in the South
i:i the late sixties and seventies. I hey found
at Lexington an unusual spirit and inspiring association, as well as teachers to admire
and profit by. 1 lence it is not altogether unnatural that the graduates of this period speedily
became leaders in then communities. The really educated men were rare, and these had
also acquired the pioneering spirit in the Virginia 1 hlls. and found then way readily to
Oregon, to Oklahoma, to New York, to New Orleans, all over the New South,


with its need for a new pioneering. Thus,
while we would not rob the faculty of
Washington and Lee of a tittle of its jusl
due, it is only fair to say that conditions
as well as the teachers were responsible for
the record of public service to which we are
glad to call attention."

But be the reasons as they may:
Whether we attribute the records of Wash-
ington and Lee's graduates to the advan-
tage of the small college over the large,
to the self-abnegation of a noble faculty,
or to the peculiar conditions existing here —
and it is most likely that the result is a
component of all of these factors with the
added element of the choicest young men
of a continent to be moulded — the record
is ours. It belongs to us of the present
day. It is ours to glory in and to dwell
upon. It is a heritage from the rich and
fruitful life of Alma Mater.

But it is more. It is a tremendous
responsibility. It stands as a call to us to be
worthy of the honor bestowed upon us of having been connected with an institution which
has accomplished so much in the life of a nation. It is a trust which we must forever
hold sacred.


W. and L. Law School

Newcomb I [all



"Fo\ lh\ i imfori and encouragement cast thine cjies upon
ih, tagct ■■! th lav that have been before thee." — Coke.

Class Officers

C. E. WILLIAMS Presideni

W W. ACKER] .Y Vice-President

I •'.. P. DAVIS Secretarv-Trf vsi ri r

I W. FRED I'.xn i i ix F_ Committeeman

P. W. MURRAY Historian

CI IAS. I, BURKS Rinc-tum I'm Ri portsr

Lexington, Va.

Bill entered Washington and Lee in ihe fall of 1908.
After spending two years in the Academic Department he
joined the ranks of the lawyers. We don't pretend to say when
or where he was born, for though knowing the name we know-
naught. This young man engaged in athletics in his less mature
days, but of late he has ventured into the literary field (be
careful, it's full of pitfalls). Then being somewhat naturally
a comedian, he has been seen to perform in "Iky's Show
House." Fair maid, whoever thou art, thou hast a versatile
subject. Vice-President of the Senior Law Class, Southern
Collegian Staff.

Nortolk, Va.

Frank believes he hails from the city
He attended Norfolk Academy and them
Ion and Le

:if the Old Dominion.
2 in 1908 to Washing-

Frank straightway proceeded to win a football
monogram. He also rowed on the Albert Sidney Crew, 1910.
But the "gods" withheld the coveted LL. B. He is with us
again taking "Daddy's" Pleading, and we will wager on his
getting the "sheepskin".


Bristol, Tenn.

But Baumgardner is a Virginian, having been born at Rural
Retreat in the ancient days of 1889. After spending three
years at Hampden-Sidney College, he came to Washington
and Lee in 1910. He had previously been here and could
not resist returning to the classic shades. Vice-President Goode
Law Debating Society and member of the Tennessee Club.
We expect great things from him in his future vocation as an
"oozer" of the cash from unsuspecting clients.


GUY I it'll I BRANAMAN, 1 X, 9 A *

\V\1 Nl M10RO, \'a.

Branaman secured his B. A. decree from Roanoke College
He then did some graduate work al Yale. He d,d some

splendid work on the baseball diamond last spring; and lie
always make, desperate efforts to bal -Daddy." We all wish
him his degree and an early marriage, "lor n is getting time."


Ackerman, Miss.

Charles Edward, being an A. B. of this institul.on and
editor ol this Calyx, being, besides, of a rather doubtful turn
of mind, the historian feels to write his biography would entail
both the commission of a certain tort and an omission for which
he would be liable in personam. (Remember. "Videri est non
semper esse," and wade through.) Latin scholarship. 1906-7;
Final Orator Graham-Lee. 1907-8; Orator Graham-Lee cele-
bration. 1908; Winner Orator's Medal, Graham-Lee Cen-
tennial. 1909; President Junior Class. 1908-9; Leader of
Junior Prom, 1909; President Graham-Lee Society. 1909;
Editor Ring-Turn Phi. 1909-10; Business Manager Southern
Collegian. 1909-10; Executive Committee Final Ball. 1909-10-
11-12; Valedictorian, 1910; Business Manager Ring-Turn
Phi. 1910-11; President Student Body, 1910-11; Member
Press Club, 1911-12; Ring-Turn Phi Staff, 1911-12; Editor
Y. M. C. A. Bulletin, 1911-12; Editor the Calyx. 1912.

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Stuart. Va.

Palteson - your majesty's subject (behold the humble
see the livery of seisin pass). In the secret halls of
■n Palace of Utopia it was whispered. "Be my man."
roffee sighed. "Thine." Thus far and a vacant record.
si the record speaks again, and says Frank's long suit
nnored secretaryship to him to whom is attributed
rl(. "From the lime lhal man's memory runneth not
mtrarv" Spent his youthful days at Stuart Normal
and' theme to William and Mary College law
. member of the Southwest Virginia Club Passed the
State Bai. June. 1911.

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Ruffner is one of those fine fellows from the "Old North
Slate." He first attended Davidson College, from which he
secured his B. S. Entering Washington and Lee in 1910 he
has mixed admirably law, society and University activities.
Ruffner, it all happened on the I4lh of February. Never
again write a declaration in assumpsit without alleging a direct
promise. Varsity basket-ball squad. 1910-11; historian
Ha.ry Lee Boat Club, 1911-12; member Mandolin and
Glee Clubs.

Portsmouth, Ohio

Carey was backed up into East Lexington on the "Virginia
Creeper" in 1908. After a year's work in the Academic
Department, he matriculated in the Law School. He know;
more about "H. O.'s" stock of "goods, wares and merchandise'
than about the Seventeenth Section of the Statute of Frauds
"Loafing" is hideously irksome to him and when he gels hi:
LL. B., pray, some kind, sanctimonious individual, assist hin
on his way.


Wytheville, Va.


vgey — be careful, indulgent reader, lesl you mispronounce
this young barrister's name. Always as serene as the Decem-
ber skies and as placid as the waters of the Switzerland lakes;
we all early noted his classic brow, but we never knew of his
eloquence until later— when he won the debater's medal, 1911.
Coming from Emory and Henry College with an A. B. lacked
on his name, he bids fair to add an LL.B. Business Manager
of Southern Collegian, 1911-12; President of "Southwest
Virginia Club," member of Harry Lee Boat Club.


JOI IN 1 I SI II ( URRY, n K \
Staun ton, Va.

and i laims ■ is I I judgment lo pi( k « -ni

efficacious law students He has been known lo lie on a couch
fo, foui consecutive "quizzes*' foi exam and utter one 01 two
ejaculations .1- to what Mi rexlwrilei says on pagi Mi
Aftei remaining al 1 niversity ol Virginia one yeai he Imbibed
"enough'' tn uiiiir In Washington and Lee. "For |i.i.uh'
sake let us go to Roanoke!" Assistant Manager Ring-Turn
Phi. Guardian ad litem Moot Court, 1911-12. (
trust 1 lobson Brothers, 1910-11 12.

Decatur, Miss.

Day attended Mississippi Heights Academy, when- he urn
[.acted tin evil habit ol oratorical outbursts, but two years' law
work has made him less flighty, and we still have great hopes
Id him. Represented Graham-Lee Society in Anniversary
Debate. 1911; Cull, Graham-Lee, 1911; member of
Mississippi Club. "Means" lo practice law "even unto tin-
end" and finally set married. Wonder who the "Fraulein"
can be?



Kt\«. and Quits County, Va.

To avoid any erroneous conception as to De Shazo age,
he was born in INH7. Anyone wishing to correspond with
him, address. "Mall earner, please deliver this letter lo
R. M. DeShazo, (simply) Virginia." Attended William
and Mary College and then he is said to have laughl a portion
ol tin- youth of the state in the rudiments of learning. We
1 an view the silualion more calmly now. President of the
Graham Lee 1 iterary Society; Secretary and "Treasurei ol the
Coode Law Debating Society; and honorable sheriff of the

M Courl of Rockbridge County. Va. who has suffered

unmerciful prosecution al the hands of the hostile attorney!


Roanoke, V'a.

Dick has had such a variety of experiences and so many
vicissiludes thai he is already destitute of natural covering, as
of hair. His first responses to the "profs" in the lecture room
were immensities of risibility. But Dick has lost all of his
idiosyncrasies, save his bald head and proclivity to sing unex-
pected ditties. This sage looking gentleman is a master
accountant and we wish him luck in securing his degree.

Roswell, New Mexico


The reputed stork deposited
ihe banks of Seven Rivers — if anyone knows where thai is
"Bob" is a quiet fellow, but he has been heard to ardently
defend (he broad-brimmed hats and "wilds of the woolly
West," and sing in public, "I'm Alabama Bound." Wonder
from whence came the music? Besides being a good sludenl
he is fond of "calicoing." "Bob" spent one year amid the
"Academs," and being one of ihe mainstays in the Soph
encounter, the class honored him with the Vice-Presidency.
President Woodrow Wilson Club.


Bland, Ya.

Ah! anolher one from Southwest Virginia. This young man
is a quiet, unassuming character who has had some experience
around the courthouses. He has borne his law course with
comparative ease and is one of those fellows who always gels
there. In time we expect to see him president of the school
board and owner of the Daily Acn>s in his home counly.
Assistant Manager of the Southern Collegian; Southwest
Virginia Club and Goode Law Debating Society.


Memphis, I'enn.

ata, •!■ A ■!•

Nov. we have .. g 1 o

some an- wonl lo brand hii
„r [ess unsound learning
February 3rd, 1889, so. fa

He entered Washington and Lee
Academic Department entirely cc
activities lo the Law Department,
spasmodic, but extraordinarily sue
that the Memphis Bar will receiv.
he departs from oui midst.

;- "dear boy from Memphis" as
This bright chap of lather more
as born at Holly Spring. Miss-
Tennessee, be only half abashed.

1908, but not finding the
ngenial. he transferred his

where his work has been
essfully so. We presume

him with open arms when

Charlotte. N. C.

Though registered as a "tar heel," he claims the land of
Calhoun and Haynes as Ins native heath. His ambulatory
mechanism when in action resembles that of a cross between
a peacock and a panther. Fenter at'ended Davidson before
he came here. Since his arrival he has absorbed enough law
lo have "hoodwinked" the North Carolina Stale Bar
Examiners in February. Secretary-Treasurer of Woodiow
Wilson Club.

THOMAS WALTER FRED, ■!• A u. ■!• i: K. •]• A •!•


Omniscient "Quack"! This academic shark came lo
Washington and Lee in 1907. and after three years of assidu-
ous application he secured his B. A., running off with a
part of the Mapleson Scholarship and a Phi Bela Kappa Key.
I le Is i harteristically unprelenlious. bul he prides himsell on the
effusive etiquelte and winning smiles whm inspired by the
fairer sex from Sweet Briar. During his more serious moments
he instructs the Freshmen et als in .Ancient History. I listm v
Scholarship, 1909; Historian of the Junior Law Class, 1911-
12. Senate 1910-12; Goode Law Debating Societv; Vice-
President Woodiow Wilson Club. Let us know. Mr.
President, when you need a Secretary of State.


St. Joseph, Mo.

Goldman's home-made smile was seen for the first lime in
St. Joseph; and there he received his preparatory education.
He came to Washington and Lee in the fall of 1910, full of
political ambition, with smiles galore. But presently the election
turned the sunshine into threatening clouds, for the class of
1912 is altogether loo unappreciative of budding genius. We
expect to see Goldman successful in his future vocation.
Calyx Board, 1911-12.


Leaksville, N. C.

Haizlip evidently has migratory blood in his veins, since he
first attended William and Mary and then the University of
North Carolina before coming to Washington and Lee. This
is not inconsistent with having a head full of sense, but is
rather a confirmation of the fact. Wc do not know any
details of his life, but we suspect he is a good judge of
the "Holslein" and "Berkshire." We all wish him success
in his future vocation.

Roanoke, Va.

Much to the pride and satisfaction of Roanoke, Hanna was
born in Philadelphia, Pa.. January 1891. Hanna graduated
as valedictorian at St. Andrews High School, but an inconsider-
ate fellow student asked him how many there were in the
class and took ail the glory away. How cruel! We shall
all remember him by his curly red hair and genial disposi-
tion. In spite of his love for the pool room, he has been a
constant worker and with good results. Member of the Goode
Law Debating Society; and treasurer of the Congressional Club.


Ill .RBI Kl I VI HI I I II WNIS. A T A. ■]• A •!■
M \RTINSBl RCj. W. Va.

I lerberl is one ol ihe ancient landmark >n im| u

The records disclose the fad that he entered the A ademi.
1 i, , arlmenl In September, 1906, from which he secured his
B. A. in 1910. Herbert is a good law student but his a livilies
have been so numerous that we do not know what concentration
might develop. A historical compilation, it you please
Coxswain Harrj Lee Crew. 1908-9; Harry Lee Crew. 1911;
Basket hall learn. 19(19-12; Assistant Manager Basketball
leam. 1911 and 1912, el cetera in re Harry Lee ( rev, ... id
Basket-ball; Executive Committeeman Junior Law- C las*.
1910-11; Vice-President ol Student Bodv. 1911-12; "Math"
instructor, 1911-12; Chairman of Final Ball.

Tazewei i . Va.

The Senior Law Class is made up of many different classes
and sects, hul Harman, Jr. slands apart and aloft all by
himself. His latest development is his ardent adherence to
T. R. and his draslie Republicanism. Harman "s mandamus
against the sheriff of the Moot Court was the sensation of the
season. Born August 23rd. 1886. and he hails from the county
of Tazewell, which, as he believes, is saying quite enough.
Passed the Stale Bar Examination afler one years work in
the Law School. We all look upon him. in spite of his strong
political views, as being a man who is bound to succeed.

Roanoke, Va.

Along with a lot of others. Hea/el hi in Lexington about
wo years ago and has been here pretty mm h evei since,
lie is the best witness evei produced in the Moot Court to
testify about llnngs of which hi is profoundly ignorant. I lis
fertility and imagination in this ought to help him on towards
making .i good lawyer. I !e was the first attorney to win a case
in the Moot Court, too, and if his record continues that well,
he may (note may) make the great judge of the ilass. It is
reported that he came from Ml Si Marv's. I Ins is doubtful.


Clinton, S. C.

Henry look a B. A
South Carolina befor
School. "Palnck" is
Sociely. where he ha
powers in order lhat
immortal p.edecessor.
First, has been incorr
was, "Give me TIME
ihe solon refuses to

degree at the Presbyterian College of

entering Washington and Lee Law

1 member of the Graham-Lee Literary

been cultivating his latent oratorical
le may follow in the footsteps of his

"Pat" says that Patrick Henry, the
clly quoted: thai what he really said
r give me death." This explains why
be hurried in answering Mr. Burks'

■ Y\

Palatka, Fla.

Sometime during the latter part of the last century "the long-
billed bird" visited the land of sunshine and flowers and lefl
there the subject of our sketch. Hutchinson being a hardy
youngster was able to survive the attacks of the alligators and
the mosquitoes and emerged fiom the swamps in 1910 and
b?gan his course in the outside world. He has an altruistic
icmperament and early felt that his country was in need of more
lawyers, and hence this disciple of Blackslone. After finishing
his college course he expects to return to his native land and
railicipale in the legal controversies of the day.

SIMEON HYDE. JR.. A T '..', •!• A •!>
Charleston, S. C.

"Dutch" is from Charleston and is a P. A. N. His bloom-
ing, broad-cast smile is the cause and the result. He attended
the College of Charleston several years before entering Washing-
ton and Lee in 1909. Here he was exposed to a course in
the classics and science, indulging only occasionally, of course,
in pool and sociely for one blissful year. Chagrined at the
■caping of his first year's sowing in the held of legal subtleties,
he came back with palris mandamus, and his application has
been so constant and the result so resplendent that we wish
him "Daddy's" approbalum in Junum. Foolball Squad. '09;
Final Ball Execulive Commillee, '10. He belongs to the
Cotillion Club and the Sigma Ribbon Society.



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