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John R. Arden, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Real Estate, Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates, Criminal Law, Family Law, Retired.


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


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

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


Married Margot deNise Elkin, August 9, 1969. Children: Michael John-Réal, Stephen Patrick, Catherine Elizabeth.