We Mourn the Loss of Mr. Harry Lamon, Advocate, Trustee and Benefactor

Harry Lamon
Trustee Emeritus Served on the Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees for Over Four Decades

It is with our profound sadness that we acknowledge the recent passing of Trustee Emeritus Mr. Harry Lamon.

Mr. Lamon was a longtime friend and supporter of Embry-Riddle for over four decades. As a result of his vast legal knowledge of accreditation, Mr. Lamon became an integral part of university leadership in the 1980s and continued to contribute greatly to the success of Embry-Riddle by volunteering his time, knowledge and expertise until his passing.

Most recently, he served as trustee emeritus and was the benefactor of the Harry & Ada Lamon Distinguished Speaker Series, which he created with his beloved wife Ada at the Daytona Beach Campus, working closely with campus Chaplain David Keck. The Speaker Series covered topics of leadership and spiritual growth, building on those ideas and beliefs amongst our talented students.

Mr. Lamon was born In Macon, Georgia, and attended Davidson College, where he was a Phi Delta Theta Fraternity member and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation, Mr. Lamon served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

In 1956, Mr. Lamon enrolled in Emory University School of Law, graduating with distinction. He practiced tax law for over 40 years, writing books and lecturing around the country on employee benefits and tax law.

Mr. Lamon was a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court. In 1975, Mr. Lamon was appointed by President Gerald Ford to represent the public on The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Benefit Plans, where he served until 1980. He was then appointed as a consultant to the Executive Office of the President (OMB) regarding retirement plans.

Mr. Lamon valued education immensely and encouraged many law students during his 20 years as an adjunct professor at Emory Law School. He was challenged and inspired by, and deeply proud of, his students, some of whom became United States Congressmen, Senators and Judges. He was honored when named a distinguished alumnus in 2007 from Emory Law.

One of Mr. Lamon’s greatest honors was serving as the chairman of the Salvation Army's National Advisory Board from 1991-1993. He valued the Salvation Army's services for many people who needed a helping hand.

Mr. Lamon was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ada Morris Lamon, who he met at the age of 8 and with whom he enjoyed over 67 years of marriage. Their wonderful partnership resulted in a vast family and generational legacy.

Mr. Lamon’s commitment to his craft and to giving back to future generations is an inspiration to us all. He will be missed, and he will be remembered.