Graduate, Vanderbilt University and Harvard Law School. First joined the Board of the Civil War Trust in 1994 and served as Chairman from 1997-1999. An active duty veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, who rose to the rank of captain and earned a Navy Achievement Medal for his service. Highlights of his legal career include tenures as a partner at Cohen & Retz and Sidley & Austin, where he sat on the executive committee, as well as 18 years as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Presently the Chairman of Galway III, LLC, a specialty finance firm in Washington, DC. Also serves as a Trustee of Sidwell Friends School and on the Dean's Advisory Board of Harvard Law School. Ruff Fant is Chair of the Site Council at President Lincoln’s Cottage. He is a Trustee of Sidwell Friends School and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School.