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Bar News - February 19, 2010


In Memoriam: Richard F. Johnston


Richard F. Johnston
Richard F. Johnston died recently at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. He was 62.

Johnston was raised on Staten Island and attended Augustinian Academy before earning his bachelor’s degree from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey. He joined the National Guard after graduation and then attended New York Law School, graduating in 1973.

His first job as an attorney was in the civil rights division of the United States Department of Justice, where he prosecuted cases involving race relations, racial violence and police brutality. He later worked with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Public Integrity Office.

After moving to New Hampshire in 1984, Johnston took a job in the US Attorney’s Office in Concord. Later, he became a partner at Kenna, Johnston & Sharkey in Manchester.

Johnston enjoyed golfing and served as president of the Concord Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Cecile; brothers, Keith and Scott; and nieces, Marissa and Mickayla.

In memory of our colleagues Richard Johnston, the NH Bar Association Board of Governors has made a contribution to the NH Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301.

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