ON-Lion Letter
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of four 2012 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to William H. "Chip" Mellor, president and general counsel of the Institute for Justice (IJ) in Arlington, Va.

The award will be presented to Mellor during a ceremony to be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 7.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

"Chip Mellor has led the fight for freedom in America's courts by challenging laws that stifle constitutional rights," said Michael W. Grebe, Bradley Foundation president and chief executive officer.  "Thanks to Chip, the Institute for Justice has become an influential public-interest law firm securing major victories for economic liberty, property rights, school choice, and the First Amendment."

Prior to co-founding IJ, Mellor served as president of the Pacific Research Institute.  He also served in the U.S. Department of Energy during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Mellor earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from the University of Denver's College of Law.
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