In Memoriam

A pleasant photo of the Mondota Terrace in fading light, with docks on which people are seated to view a colorful sunset topped by a deep-blue night sky; the water below reflects it all like a mirror.

1930s

  • Francis B. Huot ’31

1950s

  • Betty A. Flynn ’50
  • Raymond H. Flynn ’50
  • Reuben W. Peterson ’50
  • Fritz Stradling ’50
  • Joseph C. Fagan ’52
  • Pertti J. Lindfors ’53
  • Lawrence W. Rice ’53
  • Alfred M. Rogers ’53
  • James F. Bremer ’54
  • James W. Cassidy ’54
  • Thomas A. Friesch ’54
  • Gordon A. Gregory ’55
  • Robert B. Hentschell ’55
  • Howard D. Blanding ’56
  • Hugh G. Hafer ’56
  • Donald F. Mitchell ’57
  • John E. Martinson ’58

1960s

  • Patrick Putzi ’60
  • Robert L. Sanderson ’61
  • Curtis Brewer ’62
  • Felice D. Cohen ’62
  • John F. Englund ’63
  • Bert L. Kahn ’63
  • Phillip M. Lev ’63
  • Don R. Lucas ’63
  • James L. Rosenbaum ’63
  • Neal E. Schmidt ’63
  • Robert C. Knight ’65
  • Myron E. La Rowe ’65
  • Thomas C. Marshall ’65
  • George E. Dix ’66
  • James T. Rogers ’66
  • Jeffrey R. Wheeler ’66
  • Franklin C. Jesse ’68
  • Thomas T. Rogers ’68
  • Daniel Sinykin ’68
  • Richard P. Staedtler ’68
  • William K. Thompson ’68
  • Jonathon R. White ’68
  • William U. Burke ’69
  • James L. Dean ’69

1970s

  • John T. Eakins ’70
  • Terry Hoyt ’72
  • John G. Scorgie ’72
  • Robert F. Sfasciotti ’72
  • Robert L. Gruber ’73
  • Philip Lehner ’73
  • Allyn J. Lepeska ’73
  • Peter W. Santori ’73
  • Ronald A. Suppa ’73
  • John D. Winderl ’73
  • Gerald Mackin ’74
  • Gordon K. Miller ’74
  • Paul J. Swain ’74
  • David W. Easton ’75
  • Frances S. Ryan ’75
  • Thomas S. Wroblewski ’75
  • Michael J. Mathis ’76
  • George S. Long ’77
  • George H. Senteney ’77

1980s

  • Thomas H. Bennin ’80
  • Jerome A. Doornek ’82
  • Michael J. Klug ’84
  • Robert A. Schroeder ’84
  • Pamela D. Crawford ’85
  • Christine M. Kraus ’85
  • Diane Kliebard Silverberg ’86
  • Stephan A. Rogge ’89
  • Trina J. Tinglum ’89

1990s

  • Harry G. Brown ’91
  • Charlie W. Priest ’91
  • Marcia A. MacKenzie ’92
  • Alan Tafapolsky ’93
  • Victoria B. Wing ’93
  • Harish C. Mirchandani ’94
  • Kenneth R. Sipsma ’94
  • Paul G. Belke ’96
  • Meredith S. Elliott ’96
  • David A. Dodge ’97
  • Timothy V. Norton ’98
  • Sarah R. Boardman ’99

2000s

  • Melissa K. Warner ’01

2020s

  • Daniel L. Lurker ’21

 

A headshot photo of former Dean Cliff Thompson.
Cliff Thompson

Remembering Former Dean Cliff Thompson

Former Univer­sity of Wisconsin Law School Dean and Professor Emeritus Cliff Thompson died April 17, 2023, in Madison, after a long illness. Thompson, 88, served as UW Law dean from 1983-90 and went on to direct the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s African Studies Pro­gram from 1992-93. He also served as dean of law schools at Hawaii, Michigan State and Haile Selassie University of Ethiopia, and he co-founded the faculty of law at the Universi­ty of Zambia. Thompson also served as a legal education advisor for the Indonesian govern­ment from 1993-97 and 2000-04. He most recently was acting dean at Michigan State University College of Law from 2007-08.

Thompson’s journey to Madison began in 1983, having moved to the area in August af­ter serving as the dean at University of Idaho Law School.

During his time as dean of UW Law, Thompson was committed to recruiting and retaining a more diverse faculty and student body, increasing salaries for faculty and building improvements with a focus on the Law Library. He announced his resignation in August 1990.

After a yearlong sabbatical, Thompson joined the faculty, where he taught several courses, primarily in comparative law and international law, focusing on Africa and Asia.

A lifelong passion was documenting and amplifying the Sudanese Revolution of 1964. He worked at the University of Khartoum Law School for four years, and many of his col­leagues contributed to the peaceful takeover of the government.

Thompson was the first in his family to go to college. He received his A.B. from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford University. He returned to the U.S., acquired his J.D. from Harvard, and later returned to Oxford to obtain his master’s degree with honors. In addition, Thompson was a Rhodes Scholar and a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar.

 

A photo of the swearing in ceremony for Judge Ramón Alvarado, in which he is wearing judge's robes and a red tie, his hand is up with palm facing outward, and he has a pensive expression.Judge Ramón Alvarado ’05: Celebrating a Life, Building a Legacy

Learn about the life and legacy of Judge Ramón Alvarado, and how you can join others in honoring Ramón, in our article, “Judge Ramón Alvarado ’05: Celebrating a Life, Building a Legacy.”