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August 2013       Vol. 42, No. 8       Page  129
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In Memoriam

The In Memoriam section lists the name, date of birth where available, and date of death of deceased attorneys, JDs, judges, and legal professionals. Reader-submitted tributes of deceased attorneys and legal professionals, including those listed at the top of the In Memoriam section, are welcomed. Tributes should provide information about the deceased’s legal career. Photographs are encouraged. Tributes will be published as space is available and as the publication schedule allows. Send tributes and notices about recently deceased attorneys to Tracy Rackauskas at

Douglass B. Auer
September 11, 1938–June 12, 2013

Harold J. Baer, Jr.
June 29, 1946—June 12, 2013

Fenton A. Bain
May 20, 1947–July 6, 2013

C. Willing Browne
October 30, 1939–June 14, 2013

James (Dale) Fair, Jr.
May 24, 1923–May 15, 2013

Robert H. Harry
d. June 25, 2013


Robert H. Harry


We received the sad news that our former partner and good friend Bob Harry died on Tuesday, June 25. Bob had a long career as one of Denver’s finest litigators that included trials of countless important cases. Bob also will be remembered as a mentor for young litigators at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Many have taken inspiration from his methods of trying cases and his commitment to professionalism, skill, and ethical behavior.

Bob represented companies across the Rocky Mountain region, as well as acting as local counsel for national brands such as IBM and Carnation. Bob received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale, although his legal education was delayed somewhat by his decision to leave law school soon after the Pearl Harbor bombing to seek a commission in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After receiving his JD, Bob joined the New York firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. In 1952, Byron White persuaded his former Yale Law School classmate to leave New York and travel west to join DGS. Bob became the first litigation specialist at the firm and head of the Trial Department.

Bob had a very active civic life, including being elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1965 and the Board of Regents from 1973 to 1977. He was the Tenth Circuit member of the American Bar Association Judiciary Committee from 1969 to 1973. In 2003, Bob left retirement at the request of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and devoted three years to organizing its Historical Society and serving as its inaugural president.

—Submitted by Jenna Butler, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

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