March 26, 2021 Columns

William J. Luddy, Jr. Memorial Tribute

By Richard L. Field

I was on a trans-Atlantic flight with long-time ABA Science & Technology Section member Bill Luddy some 20 years ago, the first flight of any kind Bill had taken in at least another 20 years. He had made sure to be on the same flight as I. Bill was an avid sailor but had a fear of flying. (For ABA meetings, Bill said he always managed to find a train!) Glancing across the aisles as the plane took off, I saw him already deep in conversation with the young lady seated next to him.

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