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Bar News - September 8, 2006

Gifts Sought for Brock Portrait


In July, attorneys Ronald L. Snow, of Orr & Reno in Concord, and David H. Bradley, of Stebbins Bradley Harvey Miller & Brooks in Hanover, received phone calls from NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John T. Broderick asking if they would be interested in co-chairing a committee to raise funds for a formal portrait of former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice David A. Brock to hang in the Supreme Court.


“I told the Chief Justice that I would be delighted to do it,” says Snow, who was a Dartmouth classmate of Brock’s. “David Brock spent 30 years of his life on the bench and this is a fitting tribute to his dedicated and distinguished career.”


The committee also includes honorary co-chairs Hon. William E. Batchelder and Hon. William R. Johnson, and members Philip Waystack, Jr., of Waystack & King in Colebrook; Russell F. Hilliard, Upton & Hilliard in Concord; David L. Nixon, Nixon Raiche Manning Vogelman & Leach in Manchester; Homer S. Bradley, Jr., Bradley Burnett Kinyon Fernald & Green in Keene; Stephen L. Tober of Portsmouth; Kenneth M. Brown, Sullivan & Gregg in Nashua; Joseph Daschbach, Daschbach Cooper Hotchkiss & Csatari in Lebanon; and, former Supreme Court Clerk Lynn Huggins of Concord.


The goal is to have the painting completed in November in time for a December ceremony to raise the portrait at the Supreme Court building. It will hang opposite the current portrait of former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank Rowe Kenison on the wall to the right of the courtroom entrance.


Stoddard-based artist Richard Whitney was commissioned for the painting. Whitney painted the portrait of Kenison and Brock’s portrait will be similar in style. The committee has raised the funds to start the project and Brock has been sitting for the artist over the summer. Committee members will be contacting colleagues over the next few months to raise the money to complete the project.


Brock’s portrait, including the painting, framing, and installation will cost $17,500. The New Hampshire Bar Foundation is serving as the fiscal agent. To make a tax-deductible donation,  send a check payable to the Foundation, indicating “Brock Portrait,” to Ron Snow, Orr & Reno, P.O. Box 3550, Concord, NH 03301.





Campaign co-chairman Ronald L. Snow poses with the portrait of Chief Justice Frank Rowe Kenison at the Supreme Court. It is similar to one commissioned of Chief Justice David A. Brock.


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