Professor Emeritus of Law Robert A. Anthony Dies

Posted: December 2, 2011 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: December 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

By Donna Sneed

Robert A. Anthony

Robert A. Anthony, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law Emeritus, died of cancer at his home in Warrenton, Va., on Nov. 17.

On learning of Anthony’s death, School of Law Dean Daniel Polsby issued the following statement:

Bob came to George Mason in 1983, continuing a distinguished career that began at Stanford Law School and included private practice in San Francisco, the chairmanship of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and 10 years of service on the Cornell University law faculty. He was one of his generation’s most gifted and prolific administrative law scholars and a teacher beloved by generations of law students. His many good works at Mason included proprietorship of the law school’s Pre-Admission Summer Trial program and an Administrative Law course, which was famous for rigor, comprehensiveness and for Bob’s irrepressible good humor and personal kindness. He is survived by his widow, Joan Anthony, and sons Peter and Graham.

Anthony, who served at Mason until 2002, was buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Those wishing to make a contribution in his honor are invited to donate to Hospice of the Rapidan, 1200 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA 22701.

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