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Richard McCooey (C’52)

Founder, The Tombs Location: Wagner Alumni House Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Since his first year at Georgetown, McCooey had dreams of opening a restaurant near campus. The idea for The Tombs and 1789 Restaurant came from Nassau Tavern at Yale. In 1960 McCooey founded the trio of restaurants, including F. [...]

The Hon. Robert T.S. Colby (C’49, L’51)

Judge, General District Courts, Alexandria, Virginia Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Judge Colby earned both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Georgetown. He still has his notes from a political history class taught by Rev. Gerard F. Yates, S.J.. Colby remembers the [...]