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Bar News - June 15, 2016


In Memoriam: G. Wells Anderson

G. Wells Anderson

G. Wells Anderson, 83, of East Concord, NH, died Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Concord.

Anderson was born in Fairhaven, Mass., and raised in Damariscotta, Maine. He was a member of the 1949 Lincoln Academy (Newcastle, Maine) state championship basketball team. He was a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School.

His professional career included working for Judge Thornton Lorimer whom he regarded as a role model. Anderson served as Merrimack County Attorney, then assistant attorney general for the state of New Hampshire in the 1960s, and several years as a senior partner for the Concord firm of Hall, Morse, Anderson, and Spinella. He was the director of charitable trusts for the State of New Hampshire in the 1970s. He also served on the Concord School Board, Concord City Council, and on the Board of Trustees at Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood. He served on the NH Bar Association board of Governors from 1980 to 1983.

An avid traveler and outdoorsman, Anderson climbed all of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers, and skied Tuckerman’s Ravine with his sons. He also spent many happy hours sailing off the Maine coast and traveling throughout the United States and Europe.

Always kind, soft-spoken, and humble, his gentle manner, ready smile and twinkling blue eyes will be missed by all who knew him.

Anderson is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Maureen Anderson, as well as a son, daughter, sister, grandchildren and his former wife. He was predeceased by his son, Kris Anderson, his brother, Wayne Anderson, and his sister Kristin Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

In memory of our colleague, the New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors has made a contribution to the NH Bar Foundation.

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