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Thomas Butler Merritt

Thomas Butler Merritt, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1966, New Hampshire 1994, Vermont 2006, Maine 2007, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1999, United States Supreme Court 1974.

Background

  • Merritt, Thomas Butler was born on April 3, 1939 in Toledo. Son of George Robert and Bernice (Gerwin) Merritt.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1961. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1966.

    Career

    • With New York State Department Civil Service, Albany, 1961—1963. Intern Office of Legal Advisr United States Department State, Washington, 1965. Law clerk to associate justice Arthur E. Whittemore Supreme Judicial Court Massachusetts, Boston, 1966-1967.

      Associate Nutter, McClennen & Fish, 1967-1969, Palmer & Dodge, Boston, 1969-1973. Assistant counsel to Governor Massachusetts, 1973. Reporter of decisions Supreme Judicial Court Massachusetts, Boston, 1974-1994.

      Private practice New Hampshire, since 1994. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1962-1963, captain United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969.

    Membership

    Member Conservation Commission Town of Sherborn, Massachusetts, 1969-1974, chairman, 1972-1974. Member corporation Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1972-1984,trustee, 1973-1978. Planning board Town of Hollis, N.H., 1995-1998.

    First lieutenant United States Army, 1962-1963, captain United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969. Member Massachusetts Bar Association, N.H. Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Law Institute, American Society International Law, International Law Association (American branch), National Association Reporters of Judicial Decisions (president 1983-1984).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Jane Bothfeld, July 23, 1966. Children– Thomas Butler, Haidee Soule, Theodore Bothfeld.
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    Born April 3, 1939