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Bar News - November 13, 2009


In Memoriam: Richard G. Smith

Richard Gordon Smith, of Belfast, Maine, died October 18, 2009, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was 65.

Richard moved with his family to Hancock, NH at the age of 10. He attended schools in Peterborough, New Hampshire and graduated from The Hotchkiss School, Rutgers University and Suffolk Law School. He was a member of the American Bar Association, NH Bar Association, and NH Trial Lawyers Association and was admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of New Hampshire and the United Stated Supreme Court.

His legal career began as a government-paid lawyer providing legal services to the poor in Keene, NH, after which he had offices in Peterborough, Jaffrey, Rindge, and Keene, NH.

He was a member of the board of directors of the Phoenix House in Dublin, NH, taught criminal justice to law enforcement officers at Franklin Pierce University, and was active in the Lawyer’s Assistance Program in New Hampshire and Maine. He was a life-long fan of the NY Giants and the Boston Red Sox.

He is survived by his wife Caroline (Vicki) Tarbell Smith of Belfast; his daughters Stephanie Alysse Smith of South Portland and Lindsey McFarland, her husband Sean and their son Rio of Healdsburg, CA; son Travis Fullmer Smith of Keene, NH; niece Katherine Guimond of Colorado and nephew John Guimond of New Hampshire.

On behalf of our colleague, the NHBA Board of Governors has made a donation to the NH Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301.

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