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KING, JACKSON T. Attorney Jackson T. King of Orange, 84, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 54 years, Nancy Moffitt King, and his children, Attorney Susan King Shaw (David) of Woodbridge, Karen F. King of Montpelier VT, Alison King Haley (Pierce) of Boston, MA, and Thomas J. King (Claudia) of Orange. He is also survived by his sister, Constance E. King of Lexington, MA, and six grandchildren: Emily and Jackson Shaw, Pierce Jackson and Saunders Haley, and Colton and Kaela King. Jackson was born in New Haven on October 10, 1929, to the late Walter J. and Alice Smith King. He was a graduate of West Haven High School and Suffield Academy. Jackson was a three sport varsity athlete, playing football, basketball and baseball at West Haven High School and Suffield Academy. While at West Haven High, he received the Savitt Award for outstanding senior athlete. After secondary school, he was awarded a War Memorial Scholarship to Colgate University, where he was a member of the Maroon Key, played football, and is still recognized as one of Colgate’s most outstanding punters. After college, he was commissioned in the
United States Marine Corps
and served in Japan from 1953-55. Upon completion of his military commitment, he entered Columbia University School of Law in 1955, graduating in 1958. Jackson was a well- known attorney in New Haven for over fifty years until his retirement in 2012. He practiced law with the firms of Farren and King and King and Shaw. Jackson was a skilled trial lawyer, litigating cases in the state and federal courts and handling appeals in the Connecticut Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He often dispensed legal advice and counsel to multiple generations of clients in the same family, and was. known for his wise guidance. He was a member of the New Haven County and Connecticut Bar Associations as well as the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. Jackson was also an avid competitive tennis player, playing singles into his late 70s. The family would like to thank Joseph Sterling for his compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts honoring Jackson’s love of Colgate and his desire to assist students in need may be made to Financial Aid at Colgate University, P.O. Box 313, Canajoharie, NY 11317, or
Funeral from Sisk Brothers Funeral home, 3105 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Friday morning at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Infant Church, Orange at 11:00. Burial with military honors will follow in Orange Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 - 7 pm.
Published in New Haven Register on July 23, 2014
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