The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community is deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Louis Stokes ’53 on August 18. “He was one of our most prominent and influential alumni,” said Cleveland-Marshall Dean Craig M. Boise, “Throughout his life, he exemplified the law school’s motto: “Learn Law. Live Justice.”
During a storied and iconic career, Stokes was a champion for social and economic justice, education, health care, and other causes that had lasting positive impact on the lives of many. A member of the law school’s Board of Visitor’s until his death, he was proud of his connection to Cleveland-Marshall, and inspired students, faculty and alumni with his wisdom, and his warm smile and gentle spirit.