April 13, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 14

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    [memorial service] by lloyd degraneEdward H. Levi remembered
    Family members, friends and colleagues of the late President Emeritus Edward Levi packed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel last Thursday to hear seven of Levi’s distinguished colleagues and friends honor his memory with vivid recollections of his long career and strength of character. Former President Gerald Ford was joined by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; President Sonnenschein; former Provost and now Stanford University President Gerhard Casper; Edward Levi’s brother-in-law, Bernard Meltzer (the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Law School); University alumna, Life Trustee and chairwoman of the executive committee of the Washington Post Co., Katharine Graham; and former legal assistant to Edward Levi and current president of the Tribune Co., Jack Fuller. President Ford praised Levi––who spent almost his entire life as a student, teacher and administrator at the University––for his service as attorney general in the post-Watergate era. “With each passing year,” Ford said, “it becomes more and more self-evident Ed Levi is the attorney general against whom all others are measured.” Like the other speakers, Ford spoke with deep affection for Levi, and ended saying, “The lamp of his luminous mind, his unassailable integrity and his profound humanity still casts its glow.”