Gordon B. Severance (1921-2013) was emeritus professor of business law from California State University at Los Angeles and the University of Nevada, Reno. He received an MA in economics from Stanford University, and a PhD in economics and JD from the University of Southern California. In 1988-89, as Fulbright Scholar, he taught constitutional law at Makerere University in Uganda, where he was also an adviser to the Constitution revision commission. A member of the California and federal bar, Gordon has practiced law for fifty years. In 1999, Gordon was executive producer of an award-winning full-length dramatic film, Candle in the Dark, a biography of William Carey, the nineteenth-century missionary to India. He was a founder of Vets with a Mission (www.vwam.com) and Media4Kids (http://m4ki.org).