Arthur Warren Phelps, a Professor at the College of William & Mary since 1945, was appointed dean in 1947 after the death of Theodore Cox. Phelps received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1931, a M.A. from Ohio State University in 1932, a LL.B. from the University of Cincinnati in 1935, and a LL.M. from Columbia University in 1940. In 1948 Phelps decided to return to teaching and remained at William & Mary until his retirement in 1974.
Dr. Arthur W. Phelps, W&L Graduate, Becomes New Dean of Law School, College of William & Mary
The Flat Hat 1 (September 23, 1947)