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FIFTH GENERATION GRAD TO RECEIVE UGA LAW DIPLOMA ON SATURDAY

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Tuesday, May 16, 2000

WRITER: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172, pharr@arches.uga.edu

CONTACT: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172, pharr@arches.uga.edu

FIFTH GENERATION GRAD TO RECEIVE UGA LAW DIPLOMA ON SATURDAY

ATHENS, Ga. - In 1860, Pope Barrow earned his law degree as a member of the first graduating law class at the University of Georgia. On Saturday, May 20, 2000, his great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Dodd Kanne, will earn her degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, representing the fifth consecutive generation of her family to carry on the tradition.

The generational lineage of graduates is as follows:

Middleton Pope Barrow, Elizabeth's great-great-grandfather: 1860

Major Francis B. McIntire, Elizabeth's great-grandfather: 1903

Pope Barrow McIntire, Elizabeth's grandfather: 1947

Sara Ellen McIntire Love, Elizabeth's aunt: 1980

Elizabeth Palmour Dodd Kanne: 2000

Pope Barrow actually served as a faculty member at the fledgling law school for two years, but resigned when he was appointed by the governor to serve the remainder of Benjamin Hill's term in the U.S. Senate. Barrow's younger brother, David Crenshaw Barrow, became chancellor of the University. Barrow Hall on the University campus is named for the Barrow family, as is Barrow County.

Pope Barrow McIntire, a retired partner at the prestigious Atlanta law firm of King & Spalding, has received the Law School Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Scroll Award, the highest honor presented by UGA law alumni for service to the law school and profession. His father, Francis B. McIntire, played football for the University.

"I was mighty pleased when my daughter, Sara Ellen, graduated from the law school," said McIntire. "I had a little fun with her, too. She got her undergraduate degree from Virginia and said, 'Well, I guess you're gonna make me go to Georgia for my law degree.' I told her, 'No, I'm not going to make you go anywhere, but UGA is the only school I'm going to pay for!' So, I was tickled when she got her degree, and I'll be very pleased and proud to see Elizabeth receive hers on Saturday."

The three most recent graduates of the Barrow family: Pope McIntire, Sara Ellen Love and Elizabeth Kanne, will all attend the UGA School of Law graduation ceremony, which will be held Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. on the quad in front of the law school (or in Stegeman Coliseum in the event of rain).

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