William H. Lash III
'William H. Lash III was a high profile Second Bush administration Black Republican, a law professor at conservative George Mason University from 1994 to 2001 who was appointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce from 2001-2005. He had earlier served as counsel to the chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission during the Reagan years, worked for the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and served on the boards of directors of private and publicly traded corporations. In 2004 he was re-appointed a law professor at George Mason University.
The 45 year old Yalee from New Jersey who collected his law degree from Harvard Law School ought to have been happy in having achieved everything materially and socially that the American ruling class deems to be indicia of success. In the evening hours of July 14, his wife called the Fairfax County police to say that 'William H. Lash III and their 12 year old autistic son William H. Lash IV were barricaded inside their lovely Cape Code style home in McClean Virginia. After police officers heard two shots they entered the home and found Lash and his dead from gunshot wounds.
- n.a. "Police Identify Father, Son Killed in Murder-Suicide." WTOP. July 14, 2006.
- Guardian article