In Memoriam, 20 VTBJ, Spring 2020-#45

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No. Vol. 46 No. 1 Pg. 45

Vermont Bar Journal

Spring, 2020

David Burrows Stackpole

David Burrows Stackpole, born October 19,1933 died peacefully on February 16, 2020 at the age of 86, surrounded by his loving family. David grew up in Johnson and graduated from People’s Academy in Morrisville. He attended Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School. Upon graduating he returned to Vermont where he clerked in Lamoille County until he passed the Vermont bar exam. In 1964 David was the first attorney to set up private practice in Stowe, where he settled and raised his family. From 1968-1978 he partnered with his longtime friend, Tom Amidon and in 1993, he formed the current Stackpole & French Law Offices with Ed French. David served the VBA on various committees, including the Professional Conduct Committee. He served as States Attorney for Lamoille County, Trustee of the Village of Stowe and was the Moderator of Stowe Town Meeting for 20 years. He was a past President of Stowe Rotary Club, served as a founding director and officer of Lamoille County Mental Health, was a director of Lamoille Family Center, and former chair of the Johnson State College Foundation. He enjoyed years of serving on the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol. He was involved in community theater and was instrumental in the birth of the Farm to School movement. He became chairman of the board of Green Mountain Farm to School, Inc., a non-profit committed to delivering farm sourced foods to schools throughout northern Vermont. David retired in 2015, but never stopped giving wise counsel. David leaves two daughters, his sister and their families.

John C. (Jason) Newman

John C. (Jason) Newman, 69, passed away peacefully at his home in White River Junction, Vermont on March 15, 2020. Jason was born in Ohio, living in various places and internationally before settling in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Ohio University and obtained a law degree and master’s in taxation from Georgetown University. He moved to Paris, France in 1979, and was admitted to the French bar in 1982 as a Conseil Juridique. He returned to Washington in 1984 and moved to Rutland, Vermont in 1995. He practiced law from the time he entered law school, first in Washington with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, as a public defender and a tax attorney; in Paris, France as a tax attorney; and, finally, in Washington and Rutland...

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