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August 2001       Vol. 30, No. 8       Page  72
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The Colorado Bar Association Remembers
The Lives and Contributions of Colorado Attorneys

Ben Bozeman, an attorney and professor, died on June 5, 2001. He was 84. Bozeman was born in 1916 in Albany, Georgia. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University and a law degree from Mercer School of Law. He married Frances Bennet in 1946. In addition to practicing law, Bozeman taught at and chaired the University of Denver Department of Business Law. He also was a member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, Albany Exchange Club, and Denver Exchange Club. His interests included fishing, duck hunting, and reading. He is survived by his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren. Contributions in Bozeman’s memory may be made to: Ben Bozeman Memorial Scholarship, c/o Department of Legal Studies, 2190 S. High St., Denver, CO 80208.

Denver native and veteran attorney Hugh Allan Burns died on June 10, 2001. He was 70. Burns married Beverly Faubion in 1954. He attended Princeton University, Oxford University, and the University of Chicago. He was admitted to practice law in 1956 and became a member of the Colorado Bar Association in 1958. Burns worked for the Denver law firm of Sherman & Howard, L.L.C. for twenty-eight years, and was a partner in the firm of Burns, Figa & Will, P.C., retiring in 1988. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on August 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 1400 Lafayette St., Denver.

Hon. Edwin Philip Van Cise, a retired Judge of the Colorado Court of Appeals, died on June 9, 2001. He was 84. Van Cise was a native of Denver. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1937 and Harvard University in 1940. He was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1940. He married Jo Anne Sehmann in 1942. Van Cise was a libel and civil lawyer before becoming a Judge. He sat on the bench of the Colorado Court of Appeals from July 1974 until he retired in January 1989. From 1989 to 1995, he served as a Senior Judge. Van Cise was a member of the Kiwanis and was a member of the Colorado Bar Association for fifty-five years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.

The Colorado Bar Foundation ("Foundation") is one means of commemorating members of the profession. The Foundation was established in 1953 and functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. The Foundation promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants to help educate the general public and provide assistance to the state’s legal institutions. All gifts to the Foundation are deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes. For additional details about becoming a Foundation supporter, call Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.

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