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Richard Joseph Parrett

Richard Joseph Parrett, American lawyer. Bar: Connecticut 1961, United States District Court Connecticut 1962, United States Superior Court 1965, United States Court Appeals (2d circuit) 1981. Recipient Distinguished Service award, North Haven Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1972.

Background

  • Parrett, Richard Joseph was born on February 5, 1932 in New Haven. Son of John Joseph and Helen Mary (Roman) Parrett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, University Connecticut, 1958. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1960.

    Career

    • Partner Buckley and Parrett, New Haven, 1961—1970, Parrett & Porto, New Haven, 1970—1979. Commander United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1974—1996. Senior partner Parrett, Porto and Parese, Professional Corporation, New Haven, North Haven, since 1979.

      With United States Air Force, 1950-1954.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Connecticut 1961, United States District Court Connecticut 1962, United States Superior Court 1965, United States Court Appeals (2d circuit) 1981.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member North Haven Democratic Town Committee, 1964—1984, chairman, 1976—1977. Selectman Town North Haven, 1967—1973, 1st selectman, 1969—1971. Justice of peace, 1970—1992.

    Chairman North Haven Housing Authority, since 1980, since 1990. Member of Knights of Columbus (4th degree), American Association For Justice, American Bar Association (National Law Day award 1967), DAV (life), New Haven County Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, Quinnipiack Club (New Haven), Lions Club (North Haven), New Haven Country Club, Phi Alpha Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Ann Anton, June 16, 1956. Children: Richard Joseph Junior, Catherine A., Linda A.
    • father: John Joseph Parrett
    • mother: Helen Mary (Roman) Parrett
    • spouse: Ruth Ann Anton
    • children: Richard Joseph Junior Parrett
    • Catherine A. Parrett
    • Linda A. Parrett
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    Born February 5, 1932
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