1 Prob. Notes. 1 (1974-1975)

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Fall Issue 1974

My very able predecessors have built for the College a fine
heritage which we must try to broaden and enrich. Toward
that end our objectives this year will be to continue with
improvements and reforms in our specialty, probate law,
and to improve our professional skills in our daily practice,
all the while maintaining good fellowship with one another.
Prior to 1973, some able leaders in this College had built
up several institutional traditions which have helped sustain
and improve the quality of our membership - (1) the con-
tinuing surveys and charts which have proved so useful,
(2) the College Newsletters which in addition to the current
views of interest to our members has contained useful
articles and information of everyday practical use in the
bread-and-butter aspect of our practice, (3) the adherence
which our College has given to constructive probate law
reform and improvement, particularly the advancement of
the Uniform Probate Code and a continuing analysis of
its consequences to the various states, and (4) the intensive
one-day annual meeting each August at the time of the
American Bar Association Convention with its symposia of
great interest and a dinner presentation that has helped to
cement our mutual ties to one another with good fellow-
Then with Bjarne Johnson in March of 1973 came the
six-day Mid-Year Meeting at the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu,
a truly significant innovation that broke the College's umbil-
ical cord to the American Bar Association, has given an even
greater professional cast to our College and has helped to
achieve closer ties of camaraderie among our members.
That meeting, together with the outstanding Mexico
City meeting in March of this year under the leadership of
Harrison Durand, and the high hopes for a successful meet-
ing in San Juan in March of next year, have established and
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The following persons were elected to the position of
Regents for a three year term beginning at the annual meet-
ing, August 10, 1974:
William H. Bell, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Stephen H. Clink, Muskegon, Michigan
Milton Greenfield, Jr., St. Louis, Missouri
Edward S. Hirschler, Richmond, Virginia
Hugh L. Macneil, Los Angeles, California
Robert A. May, Tucson, Arizona
Julian J. Nexsen, Columbia, South Carolina
W. J. Oven, Jr., Tallahassee, Florida
John R. Pleasant, Shreveport, Louisiana
Kenneth G. Pringle, Minot, North Dakota
John E. Rogerson, Boston, Massachusetts
In addition, Ralph H. Miller, Salt Lake City, Utah,
was elected to fill the unexpired term of Owen G. Reichman,
whose term would have expired in 1976.
At the annual meeting, the Regents elected the following
officers to serve for the ensuing year:
President-Elect - William P. Cantwell
Denver, Colorado
Vice-President - J. Nicholas Shriver, Jr.
Baltimore, Maryland
Secretary - William H. Bell
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Treasurer - Harley J. Spitler
San Francisco, California
Edward B. Winn, who had served the previous year as
President-Elect automatically became President under our
In addition to the officers of the College, President Winn
has appointed the following members of the Board of
Regents to serve as ad-hoc members of the Executive
Committee during the ensuing year:
David R. Brink, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kenneth G. Pringle, Minot, North Dakota
E. Frederick Velikanje, Yakima, Washington





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