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Bar News - October 14, 2011

In Memoriam: Mayland H "Dutch" Morse, Jr.

Mayland H. "Dutch" Morse, Jr. of Andover passed away recently at the age of 91.

Born in Cambridge, MA, Dutch grew up in Concord, NH and graduated from Concord High School in 1937. He graduated from Bowdoin College then went on to Yale Law School. His education was interrupted when he served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot-instructor during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a Captain. After the war he finished his law degree at Columbia.

Dutchís first 40 years of his law career was at his fatherís firm of Morse, Hall and Morse. In later years, the firm became Hall, Morse, Anderson, Miller & Spinella. In 1988, he relocated to Andover where he opened a small private practice where he continued to help people well into his eighties. He served as a judicial special master of the NH Superior Court for many years and was the 1991 recipient of the NH Bar Associationís Presidentís Award for Distinguished Service.

As an active member in many organizations, Dutch was involved in The Snowshoe Club and the Concord Rotary Club. He served on the board of trustees for the Concord Public Library, Concord Hospital, Colby Sawyer College and the Holderness School. He also served as President of the Family Services of Concord and Ragged Mountain Fish & Game Club. He chaired the American Red Cross in Concord, NH chapter of Bowdoin College Capital Campaign and the National Ice Hockey Officials Association.

Dutch was a past director of the former Lakeport National Bank of Laconia and was an incorporator and director of the former Indian Head National Bank. He was a past director and corporate secretary of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and Beede Electrical Instrument Company.

Dutch leaves behind his wife, Betty; two sons, Thomas and Christopher; a daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Susan Hodgson; along with six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In honor of our colleague Mayland H "Dutch" Morse, Jr., the NH Bar Association Board of Governors has made a donation to the NH Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.

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