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John Townsend Rich

John Townsend Rich, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1970, District of Columbia 1972. Board member Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 2000—2009, trustee, since 2009; District of Columbia Bar Rules of Professor Conduct Review Committee, since 2010; volunteer District of Columbia Bar Landlord Tenant Resource Center, since 2010.

Background

  • Rich, John Townsend was born on March 10, 1943 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Son of Townsend and Jean (Trembley) Rich.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1965. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1966. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1969.

      Postgraduate, University College, Oxford, England, 1970.

    Career

    • Law clerk to Honorary David L. Bazelon United States Ct.Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1970-1971. Law clerk to Honorary Harry A. Blackmun Supreme Court of the United States Court, Washington, 1971-1972. Associate Shea & Gardner, 1972-1976, partner, 1976—2004, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, since 2004.

      Adjunct professor Georgetown University Law Center, 1972-1975. Special master United States District Court for Northern District Texas, 1985-1988.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1970, District of Columbia 1972.

    Membership

    Board member Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 2000—2009, trustee, since 2009. District of Columbia Bar Rules of Professor Conduct Review Committee, since 2010. Volunteer District of Columbia Bar Landlord Tenant Resource Center, since 2010.

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte Pia Mahon, November 25, 1978. Children: Anna-Sophie, Lucia Danforth.
    • father: Townsend Rich
    • mother: Jean (Trembley) Rich
    • spouse: Charlotte Pia Mahon
    • children: Anna-Sophie Rich
    • Lucia Danforth Rich
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    Born March 10, 1943
    (age 74)
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