Fall 2007 - #4. IN MEMORIAM.


Vermont Bar Journal


Fall 2007 - #4.




Charles Allan Bristow

Born October 19, 1940, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Charles Allan Bristow of Barre Town died October 16, 2007. He was 66. Mr. Bristow grew up in Louisiana and Mississippi and earned his undergraduate and law degrees at Tulane University. After working in private practice and for South Central Bell in New Orleans, he moved to Vermont in 1970 to join the staff of Attorney General James M. Jeffords. He was influential in the rewriting and modernization of Vermont's laws concerning mental health and the penal system. He was appointed as a district court judge in the mid-70s and worked with the court administrator and a group of young judges to modernize and streamline the Vermont court system. He returned to the Office of Attorney General in 1981 and became commissioner of public safety that same year. After a number of years teaching as an adjunct at Vermont Law School, Vermont College, and Norwich University, in 1987 Mr. Bristow became a full-time professor at the New England School of Law in Boston. In 1992 he became a member of the Vermont Legislative Council. He is survived by his wife, Claudia, three sons and their wives, and eight grandchildren John S. Burgess

Born May 10, 1920, in New York City, John Stuart "Jack" Burgess, 87, formerly of Brattleboro, died September 20, 2007. Mr. Burgess was educated at the University of Vermont, Northeastern University Law School, Georgetown University, and Marlboro College. During his long career as an attorney in Brattleboro, he was active in both state and local government service. He is survived by his wife, Ronda, a son, a daughter, and a granddaughter.

Tracey E. Clark

Born July 31, 1959, Tracey Elizabeth Clark, 48, of Barnard, died September 11, 2007. A graduate of the paralegal program at Woodbury College in Montpelier, Ms. Clark worked at Campbell & Saunders, LLP, in Quechee. She is survived by her husband, Jim, two sons, a granddaughter, her father and stepmother, four brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grant Lester Corwin, II

Born March 9, 1949, in Hanover, New Hampshire, Grant Lester Corwin, II, of South Royalton, died October 1, 2007. Mr. Corwin graduated from Brigham Young University and received his JD from the Delaware School of Law...

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