The Thomas W. Staed Family endowed this scholarship in 2008 in honor and in memory of Professor Clarence J. Morrow. The scholarship is intended to attract and provide tuition support to a highly-qualified first-year student at Tulane Law School who, subject to renewal criteria, will hold this scholarship for three years. The donors of the scholarship encourage the recipient, after graduation, to contribute to scholarship support of future students at Tulane Law School.
The honoree of this scholarship fund, Clarence J. Morrow, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1932 and his law degree from Tulane University Law School in 1934. During his tenure as a law student, he served as editor of the Law Review, as vice president of the Law student body, and as a class agent. He became a member of the faculty in 1938 through his death in 1968.
Thomas W. Staed graduated from Tulane Law School in 1958 and is a member of the state bars of Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida. He is the Chairman of Staed Family Associates, which owns, manages, and develops properties in Florida, and has been President and Chairman of the Board of the American Hotel and Motel Association and President and Chairman of Best Western International, Inc. He has also served as Chairman of Visit Florida, Inc. and the Florida Tourist Commission. Mr. Staed's professional accomplishments and contributions to the community have been widely recognized by professional and civic organizations.
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