John Clayton Jaqua '40, retired Sullivan and Cromwell partner and Managing Editor of The Cornell Daily Sun in 1939-40, died at Lee Memorial Health Park, Fort Meyers Florida March 25, 2001.
Funeral arrangements by Phil Kiser Funeral Home Inc, 9231 Cypress Lake Dr ,
Fort Myers, FL (941) 481-4341.

Obituary for John Clayton Jaqua
By David John Jaqua, March 26, 2001
John Clayton Jaqua ("Jack"), loving husband, father, brother, humanist and
Wall Street lawyer, died at Lee Memorial Health Park, Fort Meyers Florida
March 25, 2001.
Born in Muncie Indiana on April 23, 1919, Mr. Jaqua grew up in neighboring
Winchester where he excelled academically early in life. He graduated from
Cornell University where he was managing editor of the Cornell Daily Sun. At
Yale Law School he was editor of the Law Journal. He enlisted in the U.S.
Marine Corps serving four years in the Pacific theatre during the World War
II. He was discharged as a Major in 1945 and returned to Yale graduating in
His first and only job in the service of the law started in 1946 with the
New York firm Sullivan and Cromwell. He became partner in 1952, practicing
in the general practice group and specializing in corporate law.
He was president of the Yale Law School Alumni Association, active in the
New York State Bar Association and Financial Accounting Standards Board, a
lifelong Democrat and a member of the ACLU.
In 1984 he was made managing partner of S & C's London office where he
represented Her Majesty's Government in many of the "Big Bang"
privatizations during Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's term
of office.
He retired from S & C in 1988 after 43 years of service. He and his wife
returned to the United States to live on Sanibel Island, Florida, while
maintaining a residence in Kensington, London.
Jack had a lifelong interest in the fine and performing arts, literature in
all its forms, bird watching, astronomy, and space exploration. His interest
in Chinese history and art led him to a study of Chinese calligraphy and
During his retirement, he studied and lectured on art history. In London he
was an avid supporter of the British Museum. He was chairman of the Visual
Arts Committee of BIG Arts and was active in many aspects of community life
on Sanibel, including SCCS, FISH, and Great Books. He was a supporter of the
Sanibel Music Festival, Old Schoolhouse Theatre, Conspiracy Theatre, SW
Florida Symphony, J. Howard Wood Theatre, BIG Arts, Island Seniors,
Community Association and COTI. His published book of poetry is entitled
"Painting in Verse".
Jack and his wife lived in Bronxville NY for 26 years where they raised
their family. He is survived by his wife Mary, his brother Frederick Jaqua
of Ft. Lauderdale, six children, Louise Reed of Stowe VT, Nancy Dein of
Kihei HI, David Jaqua of Stowe VT, Marilyn Robertson of York Harbor ME,
Michael Jaqua of White Plains NY, and Stephen Jaqua of Boston MA, and eight
After a private funeral, there will be a public service for Jack at the
Sanibel Congregational Church on Saturday March 31, 2001 at 10:30 AM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to NARSAD, the National
Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, 60 Cutter Mill Road,
Suite 200, Great Neck NY 11021.


The New York Times

Faith Sale, a publishing executive and the editor of dozens of novels and short-story collections by such authors as Donald Barthelme, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Kaye Gibbons and Amy Tan, died on Wednesday at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan. She was 63 and had homes in Greenwich Village and Cold Spring, N.Y.

The cause was cancer, said her husband, the historian and biographer Kirkpatrick Sale.

A devoted writers' advocate and a hands-on editor of a decidedly literary bent, Ms. Sale had a publishing career that spanned four decades, beginning at J.B. Lippincott and including stints at Macmillan and E.P. Dutton. She spent the last 20 years at G.P. Putnam's Sons, where she was vice president and senior executive
editor and is said to have introduced a more literary sensibility.

Her titles there included Heller's fictional treatment of the life of Rembrandt, Picture This (1988), Tan's breakthrough novel, The Joy Luck Club (1989) and Barthelme's massive collection 60 Stories (1981), which won the PEN/Faulkner fiction award. Most recently, she was the editor of Vonnegut's collection of stories from the 1950s, Bagombo Snuff Box, which was published in September, and a new novel
by Delia Ephron, Big City Eyes, to be published in March.

Born Faith
Apfelbaum in New York in 1936, she grew up in Manhattan and in New Rochelle, N.Y., and attended Cornell University, where she came under the thrall of English professor William M. Sale Jr. She worked on the school newspaper with his son, Kirk, whom she would marry.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, a brother and a granddaughter.


The Associated Press

March 25, 1999--Milton S. Gould, who co-founded one of New York City's most
politically connected and ethnically balanced law firms during his
storied 65-year legal career, died Sunday. He was 89.

Mr. Gould won millions of dollars for stockholders of the Fifth
Avenue Coach Lines following its takeover by the city, and he helped
restore the reputation of former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon in libel actions against Time magazine.

Mr. Gould began practicing law at the old-line firm White & Case
in the 1930s, a time when largely Protestant establishment firms were
notorious for shunning Jewish lawyers. When he learned that he was
to be forbidden contact with clients and would only be given research
duties, he quit and joined the Jewish firm Kaufman, Weitzner &

In 1964, Mr. Gould's firm, then known as Gallop, Climenko &
Gould, merged with a Catholic firm run by William Shea. Shea,
Gallop, Climenko & Gould combined Shea's reputation as a back-room
dealer with Gould's prominence as an effective litigator. Shea
emerged as the firm's media star, especially after his efforts to
replace the outgoing Brooklyn Dodgers led the city to name the Mets'
Stadium after him.

The two men ran the firm together for 20 years, purposefully
maintaining a close balance of Christian and Jewish lawyers. Ten
years after they ceded power to younger partners, the firm was
dissolved in 1994.

Wednesday, March 24, 1999
The New York Law Journal


MILTON S. GOULD, one of New York City's most accomplished litigators, died in his sleep Sunday night. He was 89 years old.
No date for a service has been set.
Together with his politically connected partner William A. Shea, Mr. Gould built the firm that ultimately bore the two men's names into one of the city's powerhouses, with 350 lawyers, gross revenues of $100 million and a star- studded client roster.
Shea & Gould ultimately broke up in 1994 amid discord among its partners after Mr. Shea had died and Mr. Gould had withdrawn from its management. For the past five years, Mr. Gould remained active at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, where he was of counsel.
In the courtroom, Mr. Gould was known as a powerful and canny litigator. Even when the facts were overwhelmingly against his client, he could talk without notes for two hours on summation, avoiding the facts and holding the jury in awe spinning out ''a dark tale of plots hatched in Washington," said Paul R. Grand, a former Southern District prosecutor who saw a sure-fire conviction dissolve into a hung jury because of Mr. Gould's artistry.
Mr. Gould was known as the master of the sotto voce for the jury's benefit. In one favorite story, recalled by his partners, an angered adversary asked to approach the bench complaining that Mr. Gould was making ''a fool" of him. At the bench, in a whisper, just loud enough for the jury to hear, Mr. Gould told the judge, ''When he stops acting like a fool, I'll stop treating him like a fool.''
Mr. Gould's skills brought him a wide range of matters, from sophisticated corporate litigations to complex criminal securities fraud cases. Among his clients were William Casey, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency; two of New York's most prominent real-estate figures, Donald Trump and Leona Helmsley; Yankees owner George Steinbrenner; Jack Kent Cooke, deceased owner of the Washington Redskins; Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; Angel Cordero, the famous jockey; Aldo Gucci, the luxury leather goods maker; and a number of politicians and judges, including former New York City Mayors
David Dinkins and Abraham Beame, and former State Assembly Speaker Perry Duryea.
He also had a hand in a number of major corporate restructurings, including the reorganization of International Controls Corp. after the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed putting the company in receivership because it had fallen under the control of Robert Vesco, who subsequently fled the country to avoid prosecution. Mr. Gould was also involved in the highly successful rebirth of White Industries as Toys 'R' Us.

Prized Victory

Mr. Gould's most prized victory came in the libel suit he brought for former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon against Time magazine. A Southern District jury found that Time had falsely reported that General Sharon had encouraged Christian militia groups to commit massacres in Palestinian refugee camps. Though the jury did not award damages, finding no malice on Time's part, Mr. Gould was proud, his former partner Bernard D. Fischman recalled, because he had ''set the historical record straight.''
Mr. Gould, who was born in New York City, spent virtually his whole career with the firm that would ultimately become Shea & Gould. Following his graduation from Cornell Law School in 1933, he joined Kaufman Weitzner &
Celler, one of whose name partners, Emanuel Celler was later elected to Congress and headed the House Judiciary Committee for many years. A second name partner, Samuel H. Kaufman, became a federal judge.
By 1964, after Mr. Gould had become a name partner in the firm, it merged with a firm, in which Mr. Shea was one of the three name partners, to form Shea, Gallop, Climenko & Gould, a 40-lawyer firm, which ultimately became Shea & Gould.
Mr. Gould was a board member of many companies he represented, including 20th Century Fox. There he fired Marilyn Monroe when she ignored the command of executives that she was too far behind on a movie to go to Madison Square Garden to sing ''Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy at a celebration organized by his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Several years later, Mr. Gould told his partners, Robert Kennedy vetoed Mr. Gould's nomination for a federal judgeship, writing on the papers that went to President Lyndon B. Johnson, ''over my dead body.''
Mr. Gould's wife Eleanor died last year. He is survived by their three children, Patricia Booth, Jonathan Gould and Judson Gould.