Gerald N. Curtis

Gerald N. Curtis, '53, has provided financial support to the Gallagher Law Library since 2007.

His first donations funded an important preservation project: digitizing and creating a facsimile set of Washington Territory's session laws. This project will enable researchers here and at other libraries to use these historical legal materials (covering 1854-1888) without damaging the original, rare volumes.

In 2009, the Law Library's Reference Area [Photo] was named for Gerald N. and Lucille Curtis to acknowledge a future gift designated in his estate plan, the Gerald N. and Lucille Curtis Law Library Endowed Fund. In making the bequest, Mr. Curtis said "It is my hope that this gift will help the law library continue its prominence as one of the West Coast's foremost legal resources."

The Curtis's are members of the Marian Gallagher Society.

We are saddened by the news of Gerald's passing on Oct. 9, 2016. Brief obituary.

Gerald and Lucille Curtis

Gerald N. Curtis

Penny Hazelton and Gerald and Lucille Curtis

Mr. Curtis was instrumental in directing a gift from the Washington State Bar Association's Senior Lawyers Section to the Law Library in memory of his friend and colleague Robert A. Berst. Combined with matching gifts from Boeing, Mr. Curtis donated additional funds in 2011, 2012, and 2013 to enable the Library to purchase monographs that would not have been purchased otherwise.

After earning his law degree, Mr. Curtis completed a second degree program in engineering; he holds both a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of Washington. His career has ranged from engineering (16 years as an engineer at the Boeing Company) to estate planning, land use, and real estate law. He has had an interest in residential construction most of his life and after Boeing, worked as a production manager and in-house counsel in senior housing development.

He considers his most important job to be his service as a combat infantry soldier in the World War II Italian campaign.

Lucille Thomas Curtis is a graduate of Seattle University's Albers School of Business and for twenty years served as the Human Resources Director for Lane Powell, a Seattle-based law firm.

Selected Monographs Purchased with Curtis Funds

Links go to records in the Law Library catalog, many of which contain chapter titles.

Estate Planning for the Family Business Owner: Study Materials (2011).

Life Sciences Law: Federal Regulation of Drugs, Biologics, Medical Devices, Foods, and Dietary Supplements (2010).

The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law (2011).

The Oceans in the Nuclear Age: Legacies and Risks (2010).

Patry on Copyright (2007 - date).

Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law (2010).


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