Harold F. Snead


When Dean William T. Muse departed this life on October 31, 1971, the University of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia suffered a major loss. His many valuable contributions to the University of Richmond, especially the Law School, are a living monument to him. When he was appointed Dean of the Law School in 1947, he resolved to make it one of the finest law schools in the nation. Because of his outstanding legal and administrative ability, devotion to his duties and unimpeachable character, he accomplished his goal. The fact that the Centennial campaign for $500,000 was a success is a tribute to this beloved and dedicated man. It is most fitting that he was often referred to as "Dean of the Deans."