John M. “Jack” Alex ’50, July 21, 2012, in Los Angeles, Calif., at 83. He earned his law degree at the University of Chicago and went on to a career as a defense attorney, district attorney, and judge in Los Angeles County. He was a candidate for Congress in 1964. His support made possible the Alex Painting Studio at Colby. Survivors include his wife, Nida Brinkis Alex, seven children including daughter Rebecca Alex ’79, 11 grandchildren, nephews Joseph Alex ’75 and Stuart Alex ’78, and niece Jessica Keenan ’01.