for the Boston Latin School
(Photo by Timothy Bartlett)
Gift to the Boston Latin School by his Law Clerks in Honor of Thirty Years of Judicial Service and Judge Wolf's Co-founding and 30 years as Chair of the John William Ward Public Service Fellowship at Boston Latin School.
Judge Mark L. Wolf was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts by the President in 1985, and served as its Chief Judge from 2006 through 2012. Wolf served in the United States Department of Justice as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States (1974) and Attorney General of the United States (1975-1977), in the aftermath of Watergate. He also served as the Deputy United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and the Chief of the Public Corruption Unit in that office (1981-1985).
In 1986, Wolf founded the John William Ward Public Service Fellowship at Boston Latin School in honor of Amherst College President John William Ward '42, the former Chairman of the Commission Concerning State and County Buildings in Massachusetts. Ward believed that, "whatever one's doubts, one must act as if one can make a difference."
The Ward Fellowship, chaired by Wolf, has allowed hundreds of Boston Latin School students to serve as Fellows in executive, legislative, and judicial offices of the city, state, and federal government in Boston. An accompanying program, the Stanley Miller '48 Fellowship, has permitted former Ward Fellows to serve in Washington, D.C., including in the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House. Many Fellows have been inspired to become the "engaged citizens" and "political leaders [who] manifest the will to serve the public good" Ward advocated as essential to confidence in government.