The Honorable Edward Ray “Ted” Sloan (1883-1964), jd 1906, a graduate of the first class of the Washburn School of Law, served 1931-32 as a justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, three terms 1923-29 in the Kansas House of Representatives, two terms as Sheridan County attorney while an attorney in Hoxie, Kan., 19 years as attorney for the city of Holton, Kan., and 14 years as Referee in Bankruptcy. He also was president of the Holton (Kan.) Board of Education and chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission. In 1911, he established the law firm of Hursh and Sloan with Guy L. Hursh in Holton. He also served as a lecturer at the Washburn University School of Law and compiled his own textbook on bankruptcy. Washburn conferred an honorary doctor of law on him in 1954 and a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. His sons, Eldon and Gordon, also graduated from the Washburn University School of Law.
Floyd Albert Sloan (1893-1962), jd 1914, served 1927-29 in the Kansas House of Representatives and also served as Sheridan County attorney while practicing law 1915-29 in Hoxie, Kan. In 1930, with W. Glenn Hamilton and his brother, Edward Sloan, he established the law firm of Sloan, Hamilton and Sloan in Topeka and practiced law in Topeka until his death. His son, James, is a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law.
Eldon Raymond Sloan (1909-2012), jd 1933, served more than 50 years as a partner in the law firm of Sloan, Hamilton and Sloan, later Sloan, Listrom, Eisenbarth, Sloan and Glassman, and was a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation. He retired in 1979 but maintained an office at the firm until 2010 and was the oldest active member of the Kansas Bar Association at the time of his death. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was director of valuation for the State of Kansas 1957-60 and served on the Kansas Board of Regents 1964-68. He also served many years on the vestry of Grace Episcopal Cathedral and served on the boards of the YMCA, Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts and Family Service and Guidance Center and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Topeka Rotary Club. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He established the Edward R. Sloan Scholarship Fund in the Washburn University School of Law in honor of his father.
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Harriet Burrows Perry Sloan (1911-2003) attended Washburn 1928-30 and joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She and Eldon Sloan were married in 1934. She was a long-time member of the Altar Guild of Grace Episcopal Cathedral and served as a volunteer for the Stormont-Vail Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, the Easter Seals Capper Foundation, was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Kansas, the PEO Sisterhood Chapter CS and was a founding member and president of the Junior League of Topeka, which conferred the Gold Rose Award for her volunteer service to Topeka.
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The Honorable Gordon Wright Sloan (1911-2006), jd 1935, was the first senior judge of the State of Oregon and served 1958-70 as a justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. He served on the Oregon Forest Resources Commission and was appointed by President Truman to the International Tuna Commission. He was active in many civic organizations, including Kiwanis, SCORE and the Oregon and Clatsop County historical societies. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. His father was Edward Ray Sloan.
Ray Chilton Sloan (1908-2000), jd 1932, was a long-time attorney in Hoxie, Kan., a partner in the law firm of Sloan and Eland and a charter member of the Hoxie Rotary Club. His father was William J. Sloan, a brother of Edward Ray, Floyd Albert and Howard L. Sloan.
James Wendell “Jim” Sloan (1927- ), ba 1950, jd 1952, joined the law firm of Sloan, Hamilton and Sloan and served 56 years as an attorney specializing in probate, real estate and taxation, retiring in 2008 as a partner in the firm of Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire and Jarboe. He served 1959-61 as assistant Shawnee County attorney, and his community service includes the Topeka Civic Theatre, the Shawnee County Democratic Central Committee, the Kansas Children’s Service League, Topeka Kiwanis Club and the Salvation Army advisory board. His extensive service to Washburn includes the Washburn Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Washburn University Foundation Board of Trustees, Ichabod Club, University Archives, Friends of Mabee Library and 56 years of service to the Alpha Delta Alumni Association board. Washburn honored him with a Distinguished Service Award in 1998 and conferred an honorary doctor of humane letters on him in 2009. His father was Floyd Albert Sloan.
Becky Lynn Shirley Barlow (1967- ), ba 1989, jd 1992, is an attorney with Stone and Associates, where her primary area of practice includes general and complex criminal litigation with a heavy emphasis on driving under the influence criminal defense and administrative hearings. A member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, she served 1998-2008 with the law firm of Epstein and Robbins and also was assistant public defender for the 16th and 4th Judicial Circuits of Florida. Her mother, Judith Sloan Shirley, is the daughter of Cleland A. Sloan, son of Howard L. Sloan, brother of Edward Ray, Floyd Albert and William J. Sloan.