Law School Says Goodbye to Prof. Ferdinand Schoettle
NOVEMBER 30, 2010—Professor Emeritus Ferdinand P. (Andy) Schoettle, age 77, died of cancer Nov. 24, 2010, in Vero Beach, Fla. A nationally recognized expert in state and federal taxation and law and public policy, he joined the Law School faculty in 1967. He retired from teaching in 2008.
Schoettle received his his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics and his law degree from Harvard, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After clerking for Judge Learned Hand of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, he worked for the Office of Tax Legislation Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department and practiced law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia.
A lifelong sailing enthusiast, he raced a variety of boats in regattas and as a member of the U.S. team in the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. He was inducted into the Barnegat Bay, N.J., Hall of Fame in the summer of 2010.
Schoettle is survived by sons Michael and Derek and daughter Katherine Long.