Emeritus Trustee Ray V. Hartwell III ’69, ’75L Dies at 66

Ray V. Hartwell III ’69, ’75L

Ray V. Hartwell III ’69, ’75L

Ray V. Hartwell III '69, '75L, of Anniston, Ala., who served on the Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2009, died on Feb. 7. He was a retired attorney and partner with the law firm of Hunton & Williams, in Washington.

From 1969 to 1972, Hartwell served in the U.S. Navy as an antisubmarine warfare and nuclear weapons officer on a guided missile destroyer.

At Hunton & Williams, Hartwell was a senior partner in the global competition practice group, specializing in antitrust investigations, litigation and counseling. From 1992 to 1994, he lived in Brussels, Belgium, and managed the firm's offices there and in Warsaw, Poland.

A former council member of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, he chaired the antitrust sections of the District of Columbia Bar and the Virginia State Bar. He held leadership positions in other bar organizations, including chair of the Compliance and Ethics Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section. Hartwell belonged to the editorial board of The Antitrust Bulletin and served as editor of the ABA Handbook on Antitrust Grand Jury Investigations.

He published op-eds and book reviews in such publications as the Washington Times and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

At W&L, Hartwell chaired the Student Control Committee (now the Student Judicial Council) and belonged to the Student Affairs Committee and Omicron Delta Kappa. He was editor-in-chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review, won the John W. Davis Prize, was a finalist in the Burks Moot Court Competition and belonged to the Order of the Coif and Delta Theta Phi. He belonged to Beta Theta Pi.

Hartwell belonged to the Washington Society, was a former president of the Law School Alumni Association, volunteered with the Alumni Career Assistance Program, served as a class agent, and served on reunion committees for both classes.

He is survived by his wife, Marianne; three sons; and one grandson.

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