Widener Law Community Mourns the Passing of former Professor
Web Editor - Published: March 25, 2010
Former Widener Law Professor E. John Wherry Jr., passed away in Southington, Connecticut on Sunday, March 21st.

A graduate of Villanova University and the University of Florida School of Law, Wherry came to Widener Law’s Delaware campus as an adjunct professor in 1984. He became a Visiting Associate Professor of Law in 1992 and finally an Associate Professor of Law from 1992 to 1995. At Widener Law, Wherry co-founded the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.

From 1967 to 1973, Wherry served in the New Jersey National Guard as a sergeant in the Military Police. After leaving the National Guard, he served as the Neighborhood Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Mercer County for a year before joining the New Jersey Office of the Public Advocate as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender for two years. He then entered into the private practice of law in general civil and criminal trial practice.

After leaving Widener, Wherry became the founding Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Orlando School of Law, which is now the Barry University School of Law. Thereafter, he retired to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he performed pro bono legal service.

Wherry is survived by three children and four grandchildren. The entire Widener Law Community joins them in mourning his passing. His family requests that donations in his memory be made to The Wherry Trial Advocacy Endowment fund at Widener University School of Law.