UWLAW Alumni Magazine - Summer 2011
The Alumni magazine of the UW School of Law
in Memoriam Class of 1932 Francis A. LeSourd 7/17/2010 LeSourd, known as “Fran”, graduated from the law school with honors. In 1933, Mr. LeSourd worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he handled constitutional tax issues involving President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” and wrote briefs on Supreme Court cases, including one that led to the enactment of the Social Security Act in 1935. He became a partner in the law firm of Little, LeSourd, Palmer, Scott and Slemmons, and started his own firm, LeSourd & Patten in 1960. He retired from practicing law full time in 1986. Class of 1933 Cynthia L. Clarke (spouse of Fred G. Clarke, Jr.) 11/30/2010 Class of 1935 Grenville M. Jordan 9/4/2010 ing as the representative of the Mexican Embassy in the Northwest. Franco was an early civil rights advocate, and helped author King County’s Civil Rights Ordinance. He also served on the King County Human Rights Commission. A strong philanthropic supporter of the Jewish Community and United Way, Albert was past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and was active in the Anti-Defamation League, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Jewish Committee. Mary D. Murray (spouse of Wayne Murray) 7/2/2010 Hardyn B. Soule 11/25/2010 Class of 194 0 Geraldine Branigin (spouse of William A. Branigin) 5/19/2010 Class of 1942 Sylvia S. Oseran (spouse of Melville Oseran) 7/6/2010 Mary L. Royal (spouse of Raymond Royal) 12/24/2010 Class of 1938 Robert B. Sherwood 1/8/2011 Class of 1939 James Arneil 5/21/2010 Albert M. Franco 1/6/2011 Albert M. Franco (’39), civil rights advocate, community activist and philanthropist, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011 at the age of 96. He served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps and upon returning to Seattle, became a founding partner of the law firm Franco, Asia, Bensussen and Coe. While with the firm he practiced immigration and business law, also serv60 Class of 194 4 Henry E. Kastner 6/22/2010 After graduating law school, Kastner enlisted in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps. Kastner began his law practice in 1944 specializing in trial work at the law firm of Eggerman and Rosling. When he became a partner the name was changed to Rosling, Williams, Lanza and Kastner and eventually the firm became known as Williams, Kastner & Gibbs. In 1994 he was awarded the Fifty Year Award of Honor by the Washington State Bar Association.