I was a student of Professor Cord’s as a freshman in the fall of 1967, taking his Intro to American Government class, and later as an upperclassman I took his Constitutional Law class. It has since occurred to me how fortunate I was to have in Professor Cord, a teacher and scholar whose original research on the Separation of Church and State made its way in to his lecture notes, as well as a front page article he authored in The National Review, and the footnotes of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that signaled a historic change in the court’s direction regarding school prayer and the Constitution’s Establishment Clause. Though I didn’t realize it at the time, my classmates and I got our money’s worth and more in our classes with Professor Cord, as well as after class, when he always made himself available to answer questions and ask how we were doing.