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Posted by: Journal News on Sep 1, 2017

Journal Issue Date: Sep 2017

Journal Name: September 2017 - Vol. 53, No. 9

Longtime University of Tennessee General Counsel BEAUCHAMP “BEACH” E. BROGAN died on July 9. He was 87. Brogan earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky, and served as head litigator for the Tennessee Valley Authority before joining the university in 1975. He served as general counsel and secretary to the UT Board of Trustees until his retirement in 1999. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and qualified to attend college with education benefits via the federal G.I. Bill, which he did at UT. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to: The Beauchamp Brogan Investments Fellowship, c/o The Haslam College of Business, 468 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996.

Nashville lawyer EDWARD JOSEPH JENKINS, 87, died July 10. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and received both his undergraduate and law degrees from St. Louis University (School of Law, 1954). He was admitted to the Missouri and Tennessee bars; admitted to practice before the Missouri and Tennessee state courts; and the United States Supreme Court. He practiced law in Nashville with the firm of Watkins & Crownover. He later joined Travelers Insurance Company, serving as claims manager for Tennessee prior to his retirement in 1993. He was recruited to join the Metropolitan Nashville Legal Department in 1994 as claims manager, retiring for a final time in 2002. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to The Cathedral of the Incarnation or a charity of one’s choice.

Knoxville attorney STEPHEN R. MOSELEY died on July 26. He was 68. A business lawyer for more than four decades, Moseley was a partner at Moseley-Ragle. A 1976 University of Tennessee College of Law graduate, he also promoted the rule of law and fair court procedures in a partnership with the Republic of Georgia. Donations should be directed to The Amyloid Research Fund at Vanderbilt University Medical Center or Hillsdale College.

RANDI BULLINER RICH died on July 24. She was 65. A member of the American Inns of Courts, Rich was a University of Tennessee graduate who earned her law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she was first in her class, according to her obituary. She was a partner in the law firm of Holmes, Rich and Sigler in Jackson, working in the area of real estate. She was a member of the Board of Professional Responsibilities of the Supreme Court of the State of Tennessee and the American Inns of Courts.

Rutherford County Circuit Court Judge KEITH SISKIN died July 23. He was 45. Siskin had taken a leave of absence in April to seek treatment for Crohn’s disease. Siskin also served as a Juvenile Court referee from 2004 to 2012, presiding over civil and criminal cases involving parentage, child support, child custody and visitation, dependency, neglect, abuse and delinquency. He earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1997. Donations in Siskin's name can be made to the CrohnsColitisFoundation.org or by mail at Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

DAN P. WHITAKER of Lewisburg died Aug. 8. He was 84. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and received his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1962, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review. In 1963, he and Shelby Haywood formed the law firm of Haywood and Whitaker in Lewisberg. He served the Marshall County community and the state of Tennessee for 52 years. He also served as legal counsel for the Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Board for 31 years. Whitaker had served on the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.