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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

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles professional journals.

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)