Richard Arthur Angorn (JD 68)
Richard Arthur Angorn (JD 68), an emeritus professor in the UF College of Pharmacy, passed away on April 12, 2012, at the age of 84.
Angorn, one of the earliest pharmacist-attorneys in the country, served as a pharmacist’s mate in the Pacific theater of World War II. After the war, Angorn attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and later worked as a pharmacist, eventually opening his first pharmacy in Jacksonville.
After selling his pharmacy in 1965, Angorn enrolled at UF Law. Upon graduation from UF Law, Angorn accepted a teaching position with the UF College of Pharmacy, where he retired after 23 years of service with emeritus status. An expert in legal drafting, food and drug law, and pharmacy practice law, Angorn also taught a course in hospital law through the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. His mentorship led many students to pursue dual careers in law and pharmacy. Angorn also organized the College of Pharmacy’s first Law and Management Conference in 1970. The conference continues today.
Angorn is survived by his wife, Janice; his daughters, Marcia Hoppenstein and Amy Eriksson; his granddaughters, Rachel and Julie Hoppenstein and Sarah and Hannah Eriksson; and his brother, Dr. Robert Angorn.