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2009 Inductees

To permanently honor outstanding and notable alumni of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and their contributions to the state and University, the Law Center Association Board of Trustees established the Heritage of Leadership Recognition Society. The Selection Committee determined the initial classes of inductees, barring exceptional circumstances, would be honored posthumously.

Class of 2009

Henry A. Fenn

Henry A. Fenn

Dean, University of Florida College of Law 1948-58; Florida Blue Key Distinguished Faculty 1971; UF Distinguished Service Professor 1975; Professor Emeritus 1978

Biography

George A. Smathers

George A. Smathers

Class of 1938
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Miami 1940-42; Representative, U.S. House of Representatives, Fourth Congressional District, Florida 1947-51; Senator, U.S. Senate, Florida 1951-69

Biography

Richard B. Stephens

Richard B. Stephens

Professor of Law, UF College of Law 1947-77; Florida Blue Key Distinguished Faculty; Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis, Martin Luther King School of Law 1977; Tax Lawyer of the Year 1985

Biography

Heritage of Leadership selection committee

  • Scott G. Hawkins, JD 83, Chair, West Palm Beach
  • Michael D. Minton, JD 81, Vice-Chair, Fort Pierce
  • E.L. “Roy” Hunt, Emeritus Faculty, Gainesville
  • Kimberly Johnson, JD 81, Naples
  • Brian O’Connell, JD 79, West Palm Beach
  • Hon. Benjamin Overton, JD 52, Emeritus Faculty, Gainesville
  • S. Austin Peele, JD 63, Lake City
  • Eugene K. Pettis, JD 85, Fort Lauderdale
  • Frank Upchurch III, JD 74, St. Augustine
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