E. A. Farnsworth
As his students, all of us knew that Professor Farnsworth had been the reporter for the Restatement (Second) of Contracts, that his treatise was the definitive source on black letter contract law, and that his casebook was being used at law schools all over the country, but Professor Farnsworth never touted his credentials. He didn't need to, of course. But more than that, I just don't think intellectual preening was his style.
Professor Farnsworth liked to take his students to lunch at the Columbia Cottage, a standard, no-frills Chinese restaurant near campus. I last spoke to him there at a lunch with several of his former students, my classmates. True to form, he took a keen interest in what each of us was doing, and he dispensed advice on law school and life that was as useful as all the contract law he had taught us the previous fall.
In short, Professor Farnsworth was a gentleman, and he was old school. He will be missed.