Bar News - October 6, 2006
Judge Loughlin to be Honored: Sen. Sununu Speaks at Red Mass Dinner
Hon. Martin F. Loughlin, retired judge of the US District Court of New Hampshire, will receive the inaugural St. Thomas More Award at the Red Mass Dinner on Oct. 12 following the non-denominational Red Mass. The dinner also features US Senator John Sununu as the keynote speaker.
Hon. Martin F. Loughlin
The dinner, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is jointly sponsored by Bishop John B. McCormack and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire. It is intended to extend the opportunity for fellowship among people of all faiths who are members of the judicial, legal, law enforcement, and legislative communities. It will follow the annual celebration of the Red Mass, at 5:15 p.m., which will take place at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester.
Martin F. Loughlin was born in Manchester and attended St. Joseph’s High School there. He served in the US Army during World War II and fought with distinction at the Battle of the Bulge. He graduated from Saint Anselm’s College and Suffolk University Law School.
After practicing law in Manchester for 10 years, in 1963, Loughlin was appointed as an associate justice of the NH Superior Court. In 1978, Loughlin was appointed Chief Justice of the Superior Court and one year later, President Jimmy Carter appointed him to the US District Court, where he served until his retirement in 1995. Following retirement, he served as of counsel to the law firm of Nixon, Raiche, Manning & Vogelman until 2005.
“Throughout his career, Judge Loughlin demonstrated the moral courage and personal integrity to resist political pressures,” said retired Judge Walter L. Murphy, Chair of the Nominations Committee. “His legacy on the bench was one of a judge who was fair, considerate, and compassionate.
Dinner tickets are $25 and available from Pat Farrell, P.O. Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105.