Franklin Atwater Weston was a great benefactor of our library. After suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past few years, Frank passed peacefully on August 4.

Frank had a long, distinguished career in a great variety of law libraries but finished his career at the University of San Diego School of Law. There Frank was adored by hundreds of law school students to whom he taught legal research. He was both admired and beloved.

Frank was a great believer in the power of art to inspire. He owned his own art gallery and antique store in Los Angeles in the 1970s. He provided all the art for our opening receptions from his own collection and gave curated tours about his pieces. His bronze sculptures are still featured in the Law Library’s reading room.

But most of all Frank believed in the Law Library and its mission. He was so proud of the renovation and our national exposure. Frank purchased dozens of silk butterflies to decorate for the library’s transformation theme. He ordered roses in our signature colors for our dedication ceremony, and a dozen library-brand colored throw pillows for our new seating area. Frank never hesitated to donate his time, talent, and resources to the Law Library.

We pay tribute to Frank and recognize his many worthy contributions to the San Diego Law Library and law librarianship in general. Frank Weston will be missed by all knew him.