U.S. Supreme Court Scholar Henry J. Abraham For Kenyon College Henry J. Abraham, an American scholar on the judiciary and professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, sits in his home office in Charlottesville, Va., on September 25, 2018. Abraham immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1937, during the rise of the Nazi regime, and his parents followed in 1939. He served in World War II in Western and Central Europe, and following the war served in a unit that gathered evidence for the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. He returned and launched a career in education, spending nearly a half-century in the classroom teaching judicial studies and political science. Over those years he developed friendships with multiple U.S. Supreme Court justices, and some of his students now hold seats on district court, appeals court, and state supreme court benches.