Welcome Class of 1974
- The #1 song was "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand.
- The top selling movie in the country was Blazing Saddles, and it only cost $2 to see it in theaters!
- The Oakland Athletics won the World Series.
- All in the Family was the most popular show on TV.
Here’s what your classmates are up to now...
Max A Baker was in private practice in Southern New Jersey for 23 years. He was then appointed to the bench by Gov Whitman. He was a Superior Court Judge for 15 years and he retired in August 2013. He sat in the Family Division for 12 years and the Criminal Division for 3 years. He has one daughter and 2 grandchildren. He and his wife now live in Boynton Beach, FL.
On the professional front, Peter Jacoby retired as a General Attorney in AT&T's federal regulatory law group in Washington, DC after 26 years as an in-house counsel and 8 years before that at the now-defunct Dewey Ballantine law firm in New York City, where he also principally represented AT&T and its Bell System affiliates, While at Dewey, for job enrichment he had also spent two years in a constitutional challenge to Grand Central Terminal's landmark designation, representing the developer of a proposed office tower on the site. (A visit to midtown will tell you how that endeavor turned out.) Fortunately, his in-house career was generally more successful. It was an enormously exciting period for him to practice on AT&T's behalf, spanning the time from filing of the government antitrust suit against the Bell System; the subsequent divestiture of the local telephone companies; AT&T's period of growth; the corporation's lengthy retrenchment and de facto exit from several markets; and ultimately the company's merger with SBC, which has adopted the AT&T "brand." Along the way there were sea changes in telecommunications technology and regulation that made for constant need to learn new approaches in supporting the corporation's business and regulatory agenda. He feels that he truly endured the "Chinese curse" of living in "interesting" times, and it was great fun that he wouldn't trade for a moment. On a personal level, after a three year sojourn residing in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia while he was employed in the AT&T DC office, he has returned to Bedminster, New Jersey in the Somerset County hunt country, where he and his family have lived since 1985. He has three children with his late wife Toby: Benjamin, a teacher of developmentally disabled children; Jonathan, an investment banker; and Heather, a finance professional with Johnson & Johnson. He also has two granddaughters, Taylor (named in memory of Toby), who just turned 8, and MacKenzie, age 4. All live within long cannon shot of him in New Jersey.
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Martin Fisher, JD
Peter Jacoby, JD
Jinanne Elder, JD
Jeffrey Woolf, JD