Monday, May 8, 2006
Willamette University College of Law has announced that emeritus professor and longtime commercial scholar Henry J. "Bill" Bailey III died April 26 at age 90. Bailey's specialty was banking law and secured transactions (his Secured Transactions in a Nutshell is a classic), but he was probably best known to contract scholars and professionals as author of the UCC Desk Book and the three-volume Oregon Uniform Commercial Code.
Bailey taught at the Oregon school from 1965 until his retirement in 1981, but continued to keep up his scholarly activities. He also served as a visiting professor at Akron, Florida State, and Rutgers. A funeral mass was held May 3 in Salem.