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Endowments at UVA

John V. Ray Professorship

1987

The John V. Ray Research Professorship in Law was funded by John L. Ray and Olivia R. Singleton in memory of their father. The elder John Ray (College '13, Law '20) was a partner in the Charleston, West Virginia, firm today known as Payne, Loeb & Ray, and led the effort to expand the Kanawha County public library system. John L. Ray (Engineering '49, Law '52), a partner in the same firm as his father, is a director of the Virginia Engineering Foundation. Olivia Singleton is an adviser, former chair, and trustee of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.

Paul B. Stephan 2016-present

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