Retired University of Virginia law professor Daniel John Meador died Feb. 9. He was 86.
Meador first joined the U.Va. law faculty in 1957. In 1965, he went to England as a Fulbright Lecturer, and from 1966 to 1970, he served as dean of the University of Alabama Law School. In 1970, he rejoined the U.Va. law faculty as James Monroe Professor of Law, a position he held until his retirement in 1994.
Meador received the Thomas Jefferson Award, the University’s highest honor, as well as the Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award and the Raven Award.
His major professional interests were the state and federal appellate courts, and he was involved in numerous projects and studies designed to strengthen and improve them.
Meador attended The Citadel, graduated from Auburn University and the University of Alabama Law School. He received a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1954.