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educator , Lawyer , Minister

Ralph Millard Peter Harter, American lawyer, minister, educator. Bar: Pennsylvania 1972, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1972, New York 1981, United States District Court (western district) New York 1981; ordained deacon Episcopal Church, 2007.


Harter, Ralph Millard Peter was born on March 15, 1946 in Auburn, New York, United States. Son of Donald Robert and Ruth (Ashdown) Harter.


Bachelor, Hobart College, 1968. Juris Doctor, Cornell University, 1972. Master of Divinity, Colgate Rochester Division School, 2007.

Postgraduate, Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary, since 2007.


Associate Duane, Morris & Heckscher, Philadelphia, 1972-1981, Harter, Secrest & Emery, Rochester, New York, 1981-1983. Partner Goldstein, Goldman, Kessler & Underberg, 1983-1991, Sutton, DeLeeuw, Clark & Darcy, Rochester, 1991-1994. Managing partner Burke, Albright, Harter & Reddy, LLP, 1994—2003.

Of counsel Burker, Albright, Harter & Reddy LLP, since 2003. Educator elder law issues, right to die, ethics, trusts and estates issues. Transitional deacon Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, 2007.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1972, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1972, New York 1981, United States District Court (western district) New York 1981. Ordained deacon Episcopal Church, 2007.


Vice president, general counsel, board directors Otetiana council Inc., Boy Scouts American, Rochester, 1982-2000. Member various committees Episcopal Diocese and Church, Philadelphia and Rochester, since 1972. Chair board directors Episcopal Senior Life Communities, 1997-1999, board directors, since 1995.

Trustee Colleges of Seneca (Hobart & William Smith Colleges), 1987-1996. Board directors Allendale Columbia School, 1991-1996. Trustee Sigma Phi Educational Foundation, New York City, since 1990.

President, general council, board directors Rochester chapter Alzheimer's Association, 1981-2003. Served with United States Army Reserve, 1969-1975. Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (various sections, lecturer), Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association, National Academy Elder Law Attorneys, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce (United Way committees 1984-1996), Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc.

(president, general counsel, board directors since 1981), Association of Adirondack Scout Camps (board directors 1986-1993), Cornell University Law School Association, Hobart College Alumni Association and Alumni Council (president 1984-1986), Hobart College Statesmen Athletic Association (general counsel, board directors 1983-2003), Hobart College Club of Rochester (president 1984-1986), The Genesse Valley Club (Rochester), Webhannet Golf Club (Kennebunkport, Maine), Delta chapter Sigma Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: flyfishing, duck decoy carving, white water rafting, canoeing, golf.


Married Robin Ann Bampton, June 29, 1968 (divorced October 1994). Married Leslie J. Teague, September 13, 1997. Children: Robin Brooke, Donald Bampton.

Donald Robert Harter

Ruth (Ashdown) Harter

Robin Ann Bampton

Leslie J. Teague

Robin Brooke Harter

Donald Bampton Harter