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UD Law School willed $1 million

Dayton Daily News

DAYTON | Long-time city attorney Samuel Adams McCray, who died May 31 at age 89, has bequeathed $1 million and property worth an estimated $300,000 to the University of Dayton School of Law.

The gift will be used to establish the Samuel A. McCray Endowed Chair in Law. Adams, who earned his law degree in 1938 from the University of Michigan, was the son of Alfred McCray, a Common Pleas judge in Dayton who also coached football and basketball at St. Mary's College, which became UD.

UD officials said endowed chairs allow the university to attract and retain the best professors.