First 12 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.

First 12 Inductees

Alto L. Adams
Alto L. Adams

1899-1989
Biography

James C. Adkins Jr.
James C. Adkins Jr.

1915-1994
Biography

Sidney M. Aronovitz
Sidney M. Aronovitz

1920-1997
Biography

E. Dixie Beggs Jr.
E. Dixie Beggs Jr.

1908-2001
Biography

Lawton M. Chiles Jr.
Lawton M. Chiles Jr.

1930-1998
Biography

Harold B. Crosby
Harold B. Crosby

1918-1996
Biography

Baya M. Harrison Jr.
Baya M. Harrison Jr.

1915-1994
Biography

Spessard L. Holland
Spessard L. Holland

1892-1971
Biography

Frank E. Maloney
Frank E. Maloney

1918-1980
Biography

Stephen C. O'Connell
Stephen C. O’Connell

1915-2001
Biography

Harold 'Tom' L. Sebring
Harold ‘Tom’ L. Sebring

1898-1968
Biography

B. Campbell Thornal
B. Campbell Thornal

1908-1970
Biography

Herritage 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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