In Remembrance: Richard K. Guelff ’72 Died on March 16 2018

Richard Kennedy Guelff died on March 16, 2018. Originally from California, he lettered in swimming in all four years at Yale: 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972. He served as personal assistant to Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton, before studying at USC, the LSE, and Cambridge, and then practicing law in Paris and London. He coauthored Documents on the Laws of War (3rd ed., 2000, Oxford University Press) with Adam Roberts, and is survived by his children, Christopher and Alexandra, who live in London.

—Submitted by the family.

5 remembrances

  • Donna Jones
    Donna Jones, 4:11pm June 30 2018 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Hi I am sorry to hear about your Dad. I have been looking for him as I have a ring that belonged to him from Yale university. It would be great if you could get in touch. Thanks Donna

  • Patricia Nibbs McQuillen
    Patricia Nibbs McQuillen, 2:57am August 30 2020 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Randomly this morning I remembered Richard. We worked together for two years at Coudert Brothers in London. He reinforced my respect when on “Wear a tie to work“ day, he wore a beautifully coloured in cardboard tie designed by his daughter. He wore it all day with great pride.

    RIP Richard you were a wonderful, kind colleague

  • William Keller
    William Keller, 6:23pm January 17 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Richard Guelff was an unforgettable classmate in Wright Hall,
    Old Campus, Freshman Year 1968-69. He was sharp,
    funny and knew what he was interested in. I followed
    his undergrad work on the rise of Soviet naval power in
    the Mediteranean. Requiescat in pace.

  • James McKanna
    James McKanna, 4:50pm July 21 2022 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    I knew Richard when we were students at La Jolla High School.

    Was a first class swimmer and scholar.

  • NICHOLAS Rostow
    NICHOLAS Rostow, 10:01am November 09 2022 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    I knew Richard quite well in College. We lost touch afterwards. His Documents on the Laws of War book is a bible for everyone interested in the field.

    It is years since we saw each other. I am saddened now, 4 years later, to learn of his death. He was a fine person, soft spoken, amusing.

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