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Truman S. Casner, American lawyer, specializing in the field of. Member of Ropes & Gray.


Casner, Truman Snell was born on October 9, 1933 in Baltimore. Son of A. James and Margaret (Snell) Casner.


Bachelor cum laude, Princeton University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1958.


Law clerk to, Chief Justice Raymond Wilkins, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1958-1959;associate firm, Ropes & Gray, Boston, 1959-1968;partner, Ropes & Gray, since 1968;managing partner, Ropes & Gray, since 1994. Board directors State St. Corporation, State St. Bank and Trust Company, Massachusetts Business Roundtable.


Active Belmont Town Meeting, 1971—1995. Trustee, executive committee Belmont Hill School, 1966—1994, president, 1985—1989, chairman, 1989—2001. Secretary, trustee, member executive committee Pine Manor College, 1973—1979.

Overseer, trustee Boston Museum of Science, since 1981. Trustee Old Dartmouth History Society (New Bedford Whaling Museum), since 2000. Member corporation Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Fellow: American Bar Foundation. Member: Boston Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Tavern Club, Cruising Club of America (secretary, member governing board), Kittansett Club (president), Commercial Club of Boston, New Bedford Yacht Club.


Married Elizabeth Lyons, June 12, 1954 (deceased August 1997). Children: Richard Dana, Elizabeth Anne, Abigail Lee. Married Cynthia Ferris Evans, May 29, 1999.