Johnson S. “Buddy” and Mary Savary Scholarship in Law

Fund Purpose
GA: support scholarship awards to students in the Fredric G. Levine College of Law

This fund was established in 1979 by Johnson S. and Mary Savary. Johnson Savary earned a bachelor of science in Business Administration/Accounting in 1950 and a juris doctor in 1956 both from the University of Florida.

During his expansive legal career, Buddy litigated and argued hundreds of cases in both state and federal courts, including before the United States Supreme Court. He was widely respected among practicing attorneys and judges alike and earned a reputation of not only being a superb advocate for his clients, but an example of dignity, honor and civility, bestowing great credit upon his profession.

He was actively involved and supported the University throughout his entire life, serving on the board of the UF Foundation from 1978 to 1991 and again from 1993 until his death in 2012.

He is survived by his wife Mary, four children, two of whom are University of Florida graduates, and ten grandchildre

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