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John Réal Arden

John Réal Arden, American lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1973, United States District Court Massachusetts 1985.


  • Arden, John Réal was born on August 17, 1944 in Louisville. Son of Sylvan Sherwin and Marie Theresa (LaLiberté-Daigneau) Arden.

  • Education

    • AS in Engineering, Flint Community Junior College, 1964. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1967. Postgraduate, Michigan State University, 1969.

      Juris Doctor, University Notre Dame, 1972.


    • Associate Donald P. Conway, West Springfield, Massachusetts, 1972-1973. Editorial assistant Ronald A. Anderson, Philadelphia, 1973-1974. Tax attorney The Research Group Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia, 1974.

      Corporate Counsel Frank D. Wayne Associates, Inc., Southampton, Massachusetts, 1974-1976. Private practice law, 1974-1977, Northampton, since 1977. Adjunct professor Western New England Law School, Springfield, 1977, Greenfield (Massachusetts) Community College, 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1973, United States District Court Massachusetts 1985.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Town Finance Committee, Southhampton, 1978-1980. Coach, umpire Easthampton (Massachusetts) Little League, since 1981. Candidate United States House Representatives, Massachusetts, 1982, 88.

    Board directors Hampshire County Community Action, Northampton, 1978-1980. Member American Bar Association, Hampshire County Bar Association, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi.



    Politics, sports, travel, photography, stamps and coins.


    • Married Margot deNise Elkin, August 9, 1969. Children: Michael John-Réal, Stephen Patrick, Catherine Elizabeth.
    • father: Sylvan Sherwin Arden
    • mother: Marie Theresa (LaLiberté-Daigneau) Arden
    • spouse: Margot deNise Elkin
    • children: Michael John-Réal Arden
    • Stephen Patrick Arden
    • Catherine Elizabeth Arden
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    Born August 17, 1944
    (age 73)