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J. Vaughan Barron ’65

Published in July 3, 1996, issue

J. Vaughan Barron was born in Greensboro, N.C., Apr. 10, 1943, and joined our class freshman year after attending Hopkins Grammar in Westport, Conn. He left Princeton after freshman year and later graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin and American U. law school in Washington, D.C., followed by a two-year clerkship with a judge on the Federal District Court there. After that he practiced law in Great Falls, Mont., until the time of his death Mar 16, 1996, of cancerrelated complications.

Vaughan devoted his considerable energy to serving as chief public defender and justice of the peace for Cascade County and also as chief counsel for the Montana State Dept. of Revenue and a faculty member of the College of Great Falls. In private practice from 1983 until the time of his death, he was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Assn., the Governor's Council on Criminal Justice Standards, and the ski patrol at Showdown, Mont., as well as being actively involved in property tax reform and family and community life. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two daughters, Bridget and Annie, a son, Patrick, and his brother, Michael. To all of them, we express our condolences at their untimely loss.

The Class of 1965

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