Former Chief Justice Robert Callahan Passes Away

Former Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Callahan passed away last night at the age of 82.  He served on the Supreme Court from 1985 to 1999, first as an associate justice and later as chief justice after Ellen Ash Peters took senior status.

I had the great honor of getting to know Justice Callahan during the 1990-1991 Supreme Court term, when I was a law clerk.  His clerk that year was Brian Henebry, now the managing partner of Carmody & Torrance.  I spent a fair amount of time in Justice Callahan’s chambers and always enjoyed speaking with him.  He was warm, had a great sense of humor, loved his job, loved the Court, and loved his family.  He will be missed.

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