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Raymond J. Bradley C'41, L'47 (1920-2000)

A longtime supporter of Penn Law School, Ray Bradley was a partner in the business litigation practice group and a specialist in criminal law and commercial litigation at Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia from 1955 to 1988, and counsel until his passing in May. He graduated cum laude from Penn Law where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Bradley served the Law School as an assistant and later associate professor of tax from 1950-1955. He was director and past president of the American Civil Liberties Union, Greater Philadelphia Branch and in 1950 was Deputy Controller for the City of Philadelphia. But Mr. Bradley was perhaps more famously known for his affiliation with the Penn Relays for fifty years. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1930s Mr. Bradley ran sprints and relays four times as a member of the track team. In 1951, he began officiating at the Penn Relays where he was a judge and ultimately chief judge at the finish line for more than 25 years.

M. Carton Dittmann, Jr. L'38 (1914-2000)

M. Carton Dittmann was a member of a true fraternity of Penn Law School. Except for the years during World War II, the Class of 1938 has met every year to celebrate a reunion or to go on group vacations together. At this year's gathering, organized by classmate Sylvan Cohen and his wife Alma, Mr. Dittmann was remembered through a series of toasts and tributes not only to his wry camaraderie but also to his loyal service to the Class of 1938 and the Law School as their longtime Class Agent. In 1979 Mr. Dittmann retired as a partner of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Philadelphia after over 49 years of service to the firm. He was a member of the litigation group and, notably, served as principal outside counsel to the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. During World War II his distinguished service to the country included being among the soldiers that landed at Omaha Beach in July 1944, and serving in the campaign across France, Austria, and Germany until his discharge in 1945 when he was awarded the Bronze Star.

 

 
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