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Bar News - December 13, 2013

In Memoriam: Frederic K. Upton

Frederic K. Upton
Frederic K. Upton, a past president of the New Hampshire Bar Assocation and a major figure in the New Hampshire legal community for many years, died Dec. 2, 2013, at his home in Exeter. He was 94.

Upton was admitted to the bar in 1943, while he was still serving as an officer in the US Navy. In 1970, he became the first NH Bar Association president of the newly unified bar, after the New Hampshire Supreme Court granted the associationís petition to make membership mandatory for licensed lawyers on a trial basis. Upton helped establish a more inclusive bar association that strives to keep lawyers educated and abreast of the law, and to encourage civility and high professional standards.

Uptonís long career was celebrated at an event in November 2012 when the Upton Hatfield law firm established a NH Bar Foundation Justice Fund in Uptonís name to support efforts to educate the public about the law.

If you have a story about Fred Upton, please send your remembrances to for possible inclusion in an article in the January issue of Bar News.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at St. Paulís Church, Park Street, Concord.


ē Full Obituary

ē Fred Upton, a lawyer who made NH better, Union Leader, December 5, 2013

ē Donate to the Frederic K. Upton Justice Fund, which promotes and supports law-related education.

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