John S. Bartlett, Jr. '48, who passed away late last year, bequested $100,000 to Albany Law to establish the John S. Bartlett, Jr. '48 Scholarship endowment, which will be made available each year to students with financial need.
"Scholarship support is among Albany Law School's highest priorities, particularly as competition tightens for the best and brightest. We are honored that John Bartlett chose to remember his alma mater in such a meaningful way and one that will leave an enduring legacy," said Helen Adams-Keane, Albany Law's Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Bartlett, a lifelong Albany resident, served as Albany County Clerk from 1963 to 1973. A specialist in trusts and estates law, he practiced with the firm Millea Segal and Bartlett for more than 25 years, then as a sole practitioner later in his life.
Before enrolling at Albany Law, Bartlett enlisted in the Army and served as a cryptanalyst in England, France and Germany, receiving a commendation from the Military Intelligence Division of the War Department. Throughout his life, he was a committed member of his community, holding a number of voluntary positions with local organizations.