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Bar News - March 18, 2015


In Memoriam: Peter Sheridan Smith

Peter Sheridan Smith of Durham passed away Feb. 14, 2015. He was 76.

He was raised in Durham and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. He went on to Bowdoin College and received his JD from Cornell Law School in 1963.

Smith assisted in the preparation and defense of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Act of 1965. He was the first legal services lawyer to argue before the Supreme Court. In 1969, he opened a branch office of Piper and Marbury in Baltimore, Md., and dedicated his work to representing the underprivileged and poor.

In 1990, Smith and his wife moved back to Durham. He worked for the Disability Rights Center for many years before opening his own practice.

He served two terms on the Durham Town Council and was a strong advocate for openness in government and the public right-to-know law.

Smith is survived by his wife, Marjorie, and children, Douglas and Abigail.

In memory of our colleague, the NHBA Board of Governors has contributed to the NH Bar Foundation.

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