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Special Moment: 1955 Graduate Discovers a Familiar Photo


While visiting campus on Sept. 20, 2012, Lewis Haines II ’55 examined a framed poster outside the Dean’s Office of the formal dedication of Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus on Sept. 19, 1954. “That’s me,” he said, recognizing the photo of the courtyard procession taken by the St. Petersburg Times. Since that historic day 58 years ago, Haines (pictured below with his fiancée Christine Benbow) has retired from a legal career that included service as a city judge and attorney for Oakland Park, Fla., and as a sole practitioner. Prior to his recent visit, Haines said that he had not been back to campus since before President Kennedy was elected.

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