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Lawyer , State supreme court justice

Alfred Hahn Joslin, lawyer, state supreme court justice. Bar: Rhode Island 1938. Recipient Big Brother of Year award in Rhode Island, 1957, Outstanding Accomplishment citation Brown University, 1959, Outstanding Contribution award Brown University, 1984; named to Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, 1980; named Jewish Man of Year, 1969, University Club Man of Year, 1974; cited for outstanding service Associated Alumni Harvard University.


Joslin, Alfred Hahn was born on January 29, 1914 in Providence. Son of Philip C. and Dorothy (Aisenberg) Joslin.


AB magna cum laude, Brown University, 1935. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Brown University, 1980. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1938.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bryant College. D.J.S. (honorary), Roger Williams College, 1984.


Private practice, Providence, 1938-1963. Associate justice Supreme Court Rhode Island, 1963-1979. Of counsel Edwards & Angell, Providence, from 1979.

Vice president Rhode Island Health Facilities Planning Council, 1965-1972. Vice president, budget chairman United Fund Rhode Island, 1955-1957. Member committee to revise corporation laws Rhode Island, 1949-1950, committee to revise election laws Rhode Island, 1959-1960.

Delegate Rhode Island Constitutional Convention, 1957. President Butler Hospital, 1957-1965, emeritus, 1965-1991. President Providence Community Fund, 1960-1963.

Trustee Brown University, 1963-1969, vice chancellor, 1968-1969, fellow, 1969-1985. Fellow Secretary Corporation, from 1972.


  • Bar: Rhode Island 1938.


Board directors Rhode Island Legal Aid Society, 1940-1965. Board directors Greater Providence Young Men’s Christian Association, 1955-1960, Jewish Children's Home Rhode Island. Board directors Rhode Island region National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Board directors, vice president United Fund. Honorary trustee, secretary Miriam Hospital. Chairman Capital Center Commission, from 1980.

Served from lieutenant (junior grade) to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Bar Association (chairman junior bar conference Rhode Island 1940-1941), Rhode Island Bar Association (chairman executive committee 1962-1963), Harvard University Alumni Association, Alumni Association Brown University (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta (honorary), Pi Lambda Phi. Clubs: University, Hope, Ledgemont Country.


Married Roberta Grant, March 9, 1941 (deceased). Children: Andrew J. (deceased), Susan Joslin Leader, Elizabeth Joslin Poirer.

Philip C. Joslin

Dorothy (Aisenberg) Joslin

Roberta Grant

Andrew J. Joslin (deceased)

Susan Joslin Leader Joslin

Elizabeth Joslin Poirer Joslin