Ferdinand “Andy” P. Schoettle died Nov. 24, 2010, in Vero Beach.
He was the son of Louise White Schoettle, of Villanova, and Ferdinand P. Schoettle, of Philadelphia, Pa. Andy was a nationally recognized scholar of federal and state tax law and policy.
He received his A.B. degree from Princeton University. He received his LL.B. degree with high honors and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University.
During law school, he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
After graduating from law school, Andy clerked for Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then worked for the United States Treasury Department in the Office of Tax Legislation Counsel and for Senator Joseph Clark.
From 1963 to 1966, he practiced law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. He joined the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1967.
As a professor of law, he taught courses in state and local taxation, federal taxation, law and public policy (including tax policy), and economics for lawyers.
He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institute, visiting professor at Uppsala University in Sweden and a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He formally retired from teaching in 2008.
Andy’s passion in his life was sailing. Over his sailing career, Andy owned and raced a variety of boats including J boats, Scows, Lasers and Finns. He began sailing in Mantoloking, New Jersey on Barnegat Bay, and he raced on the East Coast, in the Mid West, and in Europe, winning or placing in top positions in many regattas.
He skippered a 5.5M in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia finishing fourth and was on the United States Olympic team in the 1960 Olympics in Naples, Italy.
He was inducted into the Barnegat Bay Hall of Fame this past summer.
Outside of sailing, Andy had a love for the outdoors. He spent a great deal of time in the mountains around Jackson Hole, Wyo. He loved to hike, ride horseback and fly-fish on the Snake River.
Survivors include his two sons, Michael and Derek Schoettle; daughter, Katherine Long, six grandchildren, and four siblings – Michael B. Schoettle, Joan Carville, Polly Miller, and Lucile Ford.
There will be a memorial service in remembrance of Andy’s life this June in Mantoloking, New Jersey.
Donations are being accepted in his name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.