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Bar News - November 17, 2006

In Memoriam


Philip G. Peters


Philip G. Peters of Auburn, formerly of Manchester, died at the age of 84 on Oct. 25, 2006. 


A member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bars (NH Bar since 1948) and the Federal Bar, Peters began a long legal career with Manchester-based Wyman, Starr, Booth and Langdellónow Wadleigh, Starr and Peters. He also served as judge of the Auburn District Court from 1955-1981, and retired from the practice of law at age 78.


Peters served as president of the International Society of Barristers from 1974-75 and gave numerous continuing legal education seminars and presentations to attorneys in New England on the subject of trial advocacy.


Born in Franklin, Peters graduated cum laude in 1943 from the University of New Hampshire. He graduated from Boston University Law School in 1948 and during law school, he was the editor of the Boston University Law Review.  Following his graduation, he continued his education as a graduate student at Harvard Law School, specializing in labor and public utilities law.


After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, Peters married Stella Gagne and they lived in Cambridge, Mass.


Peters leaves behind his wife of 60 years, three children, Philip Peters Jr., Deborah Dimitriadis, and Gregory Peters; five grandchildren; a brother, Alexander; and several cousins.


Alvah W. Sulloway


Alvah W. Sulloway, of York, Maine, died Nov.1 at the age of 90.

Sulloway practiced law in Connecticut for a few years after World War II, but left the practice of law to become an English teacher in 1960. He became head of the English Dept. at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI.


Born in Concord, Sulloway attended St. Paulís School and Harvard College. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1941 and joined the NH Bar that same year. He practiced with the firm of Sulloway and Hollis in Concord until he joined the office of Strategic Services during World War II.


Sulloway moved to Kittery Point, Maine in 1970 and established the Right-to-Know movement in that state, winning a case in the York County Superior Court which put an end to secret meetings of the Kittery Town council.


Sulloway wrote several books, including two family histories and a musical play, which was produced in Concord, in Duxbury, Mass. and in Westport, Conn.


He is survived by his wife, Sally, his four sons, A. Woodbury Sulloway, Jr. and his wife Claudia, Lucien P. Sulloway and his wife Susy, Frank J. Sulloway II and S. Estabrook Sulloway and his wife Melissa; six grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and a stepdaughter, Adriana K. Goff.


On behalf of our colleagues Philip G. Peters and Alvah W. Sulloway, the New Hampshire Bar Associationís  Board of Governors has contributed to the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.



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