The Many Ways You Give Back: Robert Gang Jr. L’42

Once and Forever Orange

Bob Gang Jr. L'42 cutting a ceremonial cake

The College’s oldest living alumnus turned an amazing 103 years young in June, and to celebrate that milestone—not to mention his service to country, community, and profession—the College of Law honored Robert “Bob” Gang Jr. ’39, L’42 not once, but twice in 2021.

First—fittingly on June 6, 2021, the anniversary of D-Day—Dean Boise and other Syracuse Law representatives celebrated Gang’s birthday at his Syracuse home and presented him with a proclamation recognizing the day as “Bob Gang Day.” 

Then, in September, Gang was invited back to his alma mater for Law Alumni Weekend 2021. The photo shows Gang at the  Syracuse University National Veterans Resource Center cutting his cake with a ceremonial sword, surrounded by faculty, alumni, students, family members, and other honored guests. Gang also received a special citation from New York Rep. John Katko L’88.  

Also pictured is Gang’s Army jacket, now on display in Dineen Hall. As an undergraduate, Gang served in the Syracuse ROTC. He cut his third year at Syracuse Law short to serve our nation from 1942 to 1951. As a US Army infantry officer, Bob used his legal training to represent soldiers charged with misconduct. After serving his country, he came back to Syracuse to begin a successful career in private practice.

Thank you for your service, Bob. Once Orange, Forever Orange!

Bob Gang's L'42 Army jacket on display