David L. Nixon
DAVID L. NIXON was born in Concord, Massachusetts. He graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in 1953 as president of his class and football co-captain. After volunteer service in the U.S. Army, he attended on the G.I. Bill, and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1958, where he also served as president of his class and was a member of the Barristers Honor Society. He served the Town of New Boston, New Hampshire, as town moderator and town counsel for 27 years. He also served as a representative to the New Hampshire Legislature from 1969-70, was named Outstanding First Year Legislator in 1969, and was elected president of the New Hampshire State Senate in 1973-74, having served as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee during 1971-72. He also served as a delegate to the 1984 New Hampshire Constitutional Convention, and to the 1976 Republican National Convention as a Ford-Dole delegator. He has been an active and award-winning Democrat since 1986. He has served as a trustee of Colby-Sawyer College, and as president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Manchester Bar Association, and was the first president of the New England Bar Association.
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