In Memoriam, 0118 VTBJ, Summer 2018-#49

PositionVol. 44 2 Pg. 49


Vol. 44 No. 2 Pg. 49

Vermont Bar Journal

Summer, 2018

Kenneth Mark Appel

Kenneth Mark Appel, 68, died on March 19, 2018 after a raging battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Ken was born on May 24, 1949 in New York City. He moved to Vermont in 1975, practicing law in Saint Johnsbury and Saint Albans with Vermont Legal Aid. Ken went into private practice in St. Albans in 1980 and retired in 2016 due to illness. He was a past president of the Franklin-Grand Isle Bar Association and practiced in the area of personal injury, family law, real estate and other areas of general practice. He is survived by his wife Janis and their four children, as well as four grandchildren.

Philip H. Hoff

Philip H. Hoff, former Governor of Vermont, died on April 26, 2018 at his Shelburne home at the age of 93. Born in Massachusetts, Hoff enlisted in the US Navy during his years at Williams College, seeing WWII action in the South Pacific aboard the USS Sea Dog. After obtaining his law degree from Cornell in 1951, he moved to Vermont with his wife, Joan. Hoff’s election as Governor in 1962 was the culmination of an effort to make the Democratic party a force in Vermont elections for the first time. While in office, Hoff established the Vermont District Court, the Judicial Nominating Commission, the Governor’s Commission on Women, the Vermont Council on the Arts and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. On the national stage, Hoff was involved in a ground-breaking project to address racial inequality, became the first Democratic Governor in the nation to split with Lyndon Johnson over Vietnam and was seriously considered as Hubert Humphrey’s vice-presidential running mate in 1968. Back in Vermont, Hoff served in the Vermont Senate from Chittenden County from 1982 to 1988 and was chair of the Vermont Democratic party in 1972 and 1973. Hoff practiced law for many years and served on many commissions, boards and committees. He is survived by his wife of approximately 70 years, their four daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Allen David Webster

Allen David Webster, 73, of South Burlington, passed away on May 5, 2018. Born in Burlington, Al attended Burlington High School and UVM, where he was active in Sigma Alpha Epsilon and was student manager of the baseball and basketball teams. Al received his Masters of Business Administration from Tuck at...

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