Mortimer Caplin

Mortimer Maxwell Caplin

During the last two centuries, the University of Virginia has produced many war heroes, but no short list would be complete without the name of Mortimer Maxwell Caplin an American lawyer and educator.  Honored by ParadeRest at its 2014 Memorial Sunday Paramount event for his extraordinary service during the Normandy invasion where he served as U.S. Navy beachmaster on Omaha Beach.  Among his many awards, Mr Caplin received the French Legion of Honor.

A star athlete while at the University of Virginia, Mr. Caplin holds a B.S. degree, where he is also a member of the school's Raven Society. He is distinguished graduate of the UVa School of Law, where he earned his LL.B. degree. 

First in his class at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Editor-in-Chief of Virginia Law Review.  He practiced law in New York City until 1950. In 1950, Caplin returned to UVA as professor of law, and published extensively. 

Having surpassed his 100th birthday, he remains active in his law practice at Caplin & Drysdale, and continues to inspire those fortunate enough to meet and know him.

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