Ralph B. D’Iorio, L’49, of Naples, Fla., and West Chester, Pa.,
died on March 2. Mr. D’lorio was predeceased by his wife, the late
Shirley McFadden D’Iorio. He is survived by four children, two brothers,
and six grandchildren.
Alfred John Dougherty, L’ 65, of Washington D.C.,
died on Oct. 20, 2007. He was a specialist in offshore treasure law
who represented treasure hunter Mel Fisher and fugitive financier
Robert Vesco. Dougherty started his career in Washington working as
acting chief enforcement attorney in the SEC ’s division of corporate
regulation and as legal assistant to SEC Commissioner Richard B.
Smith. In 1969, he joined Hogan & Hartson, where he represented
Vesco, a financier who fled to Cuba after the SEC accused him of
embezzling millions from Investors Overseas Services. In the early
1970s he began representing Fisher, the renowned treasure hunter
who violated SEC regulations by selling shares of unregistered securities
to fund his dream of finding a 1622 Spanish shipwreck. (contd.)