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Truman Snell Casner

Truman Snell Casner, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1958.


  • Casner, Truman Snell was born on October 9, 1933 in Baltimore. Son of A. James and Margaret (Snell) Casner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Princeton University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1958.


    • Law clerk to Chief Justice Raymond Wilkins, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1958-1959. Associate firm Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, 1959-1968, partner, since 1969, managing partner, 1994-1999. Board directors State St. Corporation, State St. Bank and Trust Company.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1958.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Active Belmont Town Meeting, 1971—1995. Trustee, executive committee Belmont Hill School, 1966—1994, president, 1985—1989, chairman, 1989—2001. Secretary, trustee, member executive committee Pine Manor College, 1973—1979.

    Overseer, trustee Boston Museum of Science, since 1981. Trustee Old Dartmouth History Society (New Bedford Whaling Museum), since 2000. Member corporation Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

    Fellow: American Bar Foundation. Member: Boston Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Tavern Club, Cruising Club of America (secretary, member governing board), Kittansett Club (president), Commercial Club of Boston, New Bedford Yacht Club.


    • Married Elizabeth Lyons, June 12, 1954 (deceased August 1997). Children: Richard Dana, Elizabeth Anne, Abigail Lee. Married Cynthia Ferris Evans, May 29, 1999.
    • father: A. James Casner
    • mother: Margaret (Snell) Casner
    • spouses: Elizabeth Lyons
    • Cynthia Ferris Evans
    • children: Richard Dana Casner
    • Elizabeth Anne Casner
    • Abigail Lee Casner
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    Born October 9, 1933