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John Jefferson Roche

John Jefferson Roche was American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1964, United States Tax Court 1976.


  • Roche, John Jefferson was born on April 12, 1934 in New York City. Son of William and Florence E. (Garvey) Roche.

  • Education

    • AB, Brown University, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University, 1964.


    • Assistant attorney general Department Attorney General, Boston, 1964-1967. Partner Hale and Dorr, 1967-1990. Private practice Cambridge, 1991-2001.

      Partner Taylor, Ganson & Perrin LLP, Boston, 2001—2003. Retired, 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1964, United States Tax Court 1976.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Congregationalist


    Trustee The Hotchkiss School, 1986-1991, Archaeol. Institute American, 1998-2004. Board directors Indian Society Served with United States Army, 1959-1962.

    Fellow American College Trusts and Estates, International Academy Estate and Trust Law. Member American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Masons, Wig and Penn Club (London), Winchester Country Club.


    • Married Judith J. Stackpole, September 4, 1980. 1 child from previous marriage, Forrest B.
    • father: William Roche
    • mother: Florence E. (Garvey) Roche
    • spouse: Judith J. Stackpole
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    Born April 12, 1934
    Died January 27, 2006
    (aged 71)