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Charles Porterfield Light

Charles Porterfield Light, American educator. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation medal. Served with Army of the United States, 1940-1946, as major office of Judge Advocate General; Member Virginia (member Executive Committee 1970-1971), American bar associations, American Law Institute (life), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa.; Club: Alfalfa (Washington).

Background

  • Light, Charles Porterfield was born on December 29, 1902 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of Charles Porterfield and Margaret Hunter (Harlan) Light.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Military Institute, 1923, Master of Arts, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1926.

    Career

    • Assistant professor of law Washington and Lee University, 1926-1927, associate professor, 1927-1937, professor of law, 1937-1947, professor of law on the Thomas Ball Foundation, 1947-1960, dean School Law, 1960-1968, professor of law, 1960-1973, dean emeritus, 1973-1976. Visiting professor of law University of Virginia, spring 1947. Practice of law, Washington, summers 1930-1936.

    Works

    • Contributor articles professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1940-1946, as major office of Judge Advocate General. Member Virginia (member Executive Committee 1970-1971), American bar associations, American Law Institute (life), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa. Club: Alfalfa (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Ethel Pearcy Kinnear, July 10, 1942. Children: Elizabeth Harlan (Mistress Cressor), Winifred Pearcy (Mistress Flippen).
    • father: Charles Porterfield Light
    • mother: Margaret Hunter (Harlan) Light
    • spouse: Ethel Pearcy Kinnear
    • children: Elizabeth Harlan Light (Mistress Cressor)
    • Winifred Pearcy Light (Mistress Flippen)
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    Died November 19, 1976
    (aged 73)
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