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Mathematics, would be moved from Reynolda Hall to a new build-
ing already being constructed on the east side of the campus,
across from the Reynolds Gymnasium.
At the 1968 Commencement Carroll W. Weathers (B.A., 1922;
LL.B., 1923), who had served as Dean of the School of Law since
1950, announced that he planned to retire as Dean, though con-
tinuing to teach, as soon as his successor could be found. Before
becoming Dean, Weathers had practiced law in Raleigh for twenty-
eight years and had served as a Wake Forest Trustee and as a mem-
ber of the State Senate. A courtly man, impeccably dressed and
impressively formal in manner and even in casual conversations,
he was esteemed for his courteous treatment of others and for his
insistence that the study and practice of law should always be guided
by the highest ethical considerations. It was said of him that his
students learned to “weatherize” a document so that it would be
free from anything illegal or improper. He was also admired for
a singular—and, as far as I know, unprecedented—commitment
he made to the nurturing of the law student body: he personally
interviewed every applicant for admission to law school.9
President Scales said of Dean Weathers: “Wherever men labor
to give meaning and purpose to their lives, wherever men do
Trustee Lonnie Williams with Dean and Mrs. (Mary Parks) Weathers
9
An interview with
Carroll Weathers,
conducted by Emily
Herring Wilson, is
in Wake Forest: The
University Maga-
zine, XXVIII (Sep-
tember 1981), 14–17.
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