The 1982 Awardees
Hon. David M. Abshire
David Abshire, co-founder of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA, on October 23, 1982.
Abshire was born in Chattanooga, TN in 1926 and received his military commission from West Point in 1951. He received the Bronze Star for his actions in the Korean War. Following military service, Abshire received a Ph.D. in history in 1959 and taught for many years as an adjunct professor at Georgetown.
In 1962, the 36 year old Abshire co-founded the Center for Strategic and International Studies at the School of Foreign Service, Reads its web site: "The institution was dedicated to the simple but urgent goal of finding ways for the United States to survive as a nation and prosper as a people. Since its founding, CSIS has been at the forefront of solutions to the vexing foreign policy and national security problems of the day. In 1966, CSIS research triggered House hearings on the watershed Sino-Soviet split. In 1978, CSIS convened the first public hearing on Capitol Hill on the Cambodian genocide, sparking major changes in congressional and executive branch perceptions of the tragedy."
The center, which was spun off from Georgetown in 1987, brought numerous senior leaders in government into the SFS, and helped establish Georgetown's identity in the study of public policy.
Abshire served under four U.S. administrations, including assistant secretary of state from 1970 to 1973 and U.S. Ambassador to NATO from 1983 to 1987, but was not afraid to speak his mind. According to his obituary in the New York Times, he turned down an offer to join President Nixon's staff at the height of the Watergate scandal. When asked by a relative how he could turn down the president, Abshire responded, "I don't believe he's telling the truth."
The author of eight books and the recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award from the United States Military Academy, he received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second highest civilian medal for public service.
David Abshire died in 2014 at the age of 88.
Hon Lawrence H. Cooke
Judge Lawrence Cooke, chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA, on October 23, 1982.
Cooke came to Georgetown from Monticello, where he graduated in 1935 after having served as president of his senior class and president of the Gaston Debating Society. Following law school at Albany Law School, Cooke entered private practice before being elected county judge in 1953. In 1961, he was elected to the New York Supreme Court, in 1968 was elevated to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, and at the time of the John Carroll Award was an associate justice of the New York State Court of Appeals.
A 1977 constitutional amendment in New York state ended elected judges at the appellate level. Cooke became the first Chief Justice of the court appointed by the governor, and served until he reached retirement age in 1984.
Judge Lawrence Cooke died in 2000 in Monticello, NY at the age of 85.
Rev. Royden B. Davis, SJ
BSS 1947, LLB 1949, Honorary degree 1985
Rev. Royden Davis, S.J., dean of Georgetown College from 1966 to 1989, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA, on October 23, 1982.
Born in Ventnor City, NJ in 1924, Davis enrolled in Georgetown just prior to the outbreak of World war II. He served on an anti-aircraft battery in World War II, and returned to the Hilltop to complete his degree in 1947. Law school followed, but by 1950 Davis decided to pursue a different direction for his life, and entered the Society of Jesus. he earned degrees at St. Louis and Woodstock College before his ordination in 1959, and returned to Georgetown as a graduate student in 1961.
Rev. Davis was named dean of freshman and assistant dean of the College in 1965, and was elevated to dean in 1966. Over his tenure, the longest of any dean of the College, came many changes: coeducation, new majors, and a changing approach to the study of the liberal arts--changes that were not welcomed by all segments. In a column in The HOYA, Rev. Davis remarked that " If the returning alumni look for nostalgia and find not memories but differences and newness--even John Carroll sits greener in old age under his pigeon droppings--let him thank God and faculty and students, and by the way, administrators, that the Georgetown of their memories has not been preserved in mothballs quite dead...Rejoice in her changes, for the good John Cardinal Newman said: In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often."
In retirement, Rev. Davis served as rector of the Jesuit community at the University of Scranton. Following his death in 2002 at the age of 78, Georgetown named its new fine arts building in his honor.
Paul W. Goodrich
Attorney, Alumni Volunteer
Paul Goodrich, a Boston-based attorney and co-founder of the Alumni Admissions Program, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA, on October 23, 1982.
Goodrich was born in Boston in 1943, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown in 1965, and a law degree from Boston College in 1968. As an attorney in Boston, he specialized in workman's compensation law, and was active in politics, serving as a campaign manager on a number of local and statewide races. In the 1970's he founded a program at the Norfolk state prison where law students at BC and Brandeis would mentor prisoners through debate skills.
In 1967, Goodrich was one of a small number of alumni who helped formalize the college interview process at Georgetown into the Alumni Admissions Program, a nationally recognized effort. In 1969, he was appointed the chair of the Boston area admissions committee of the Alumni Admissions Program, beginning a lifelong effort in organizing interviews and recruiting efforts for three generations of Georgetown students.
In 2005, sensing more needed to be done, Goodrich helped found the Georgetown Scholarship program, which provides financial, academic, and mentoring assistance to lower income students. Goodrich has personally led the efforts to raise over $10 million to support this effort, which now supports over 600 students annually.
In his 50th reunion book, Goodrich noted that " [The] easiest thing to say is that Georgetown has always been and continues to be an important part of my life, and giving back and learning from the hundreds of talented students who can now afford to attend because of the small effort I have made, provides me peace."
Carl C. Landegger
New York, NY
Carl Landegger, president of the Black Clawson Company, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA, on October 23, 1982.
A biography of Landegger from the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame reads, in part reads, " Carl Landegger was born September 20, 1930, in Austria. He obtained his college education at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., where he received a bachelor of science degree in 1951. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd. Lt. and served in the Philippines and Korea. Upon leaving the service, he joined Parsons and Whittemore Inc. and became assistant general manager of Black Clawson's paper machine division in 1956.
"In 1961, he was named executive vice president, and in 1965, president and chief executive officer of Black Clawson. From 1976 to 1984, he was chairman of Parsons and Whittemore. In 1984, he purchased Black Clawson Company.During his career, Mr. Landegger led a team that was one of the pioneers of twin wire forming. His teams were also instrumental in improving the efficiency of recycling waste paper. He wrote over 100 articles for various journals covering business systems, forward planning, and technical matters."
Joseph E. McGuire
Attorney, Alumni Volunteer
AB 1947, LLB 1950
Joseph McGuire, a Worcester-based attorney and regional alumni admissions chair, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA, on October 23, 1982.
McGuire received his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown before pursuing a career in workmen's compensation law in central Massachusetts. Active in Democratic party circles, he was twice a delegate to the Democratic national Convention and was an unsuccessful candidate for the state's lieutenant governorship when Republicans swept the statewide races in 1966.
Over his years as an alumnus, McGuire served in numerous roles for Georgetown, including a regional chair for the Alumni Admissions program, the Board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, and the Board of Regents.
Joseph E. Swan
Business Executive, Alumni Volunteer
Joseph Swan, former vice president of the Emerson-Swan Corporation, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA, on October 23, 1982.
A 1967 business graduate, Swan served three years in naval intelligence before joining the family business, specializing in manufacturing and distribution of plumbing products. Now retired, the company is led by the next generation of Swans, each of which are Georgetown alumni.
Swan is a past president of the Georgetown Club of Boston, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, the Board of regents, and the McDonough School of business board of Advisors.