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Law School Community Saddened by the Passing of Robert Anthony

Professor Robert A. AnthonyOn learning of the death of Professor Robert A. Anthony, Dean Daniel Polsby issued the following statement:

Robert A. Anthony, 1931-2011, Foundation Professor of Law Emeritus at George Mason University, died on November 17 in Warrenton, VA.

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 ten years’ 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 George 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.

On Sunday evening, November 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., the Anthony family will receive guests at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 21, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 271 Winchester Street, Warrenton, with a brief coffee afterward at the church. Burial will follow in Arlington at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Boulevard.

Those wishing to make a contribution in Bob's honor are invited to donate to Hospice of the Rapidan, 1200 Sunset Lane, Culpepper, VA 22701.