Oral History Project Library

The Oral History Project is a living history project. Its purpose is to record and preserve the historical experiences and perspectives of members of the New Hampshire Bar and judiciary. It also aims to educate, for only when we understand how the law has evolved in response to important social changes can we truly appreciate how our justice system functions. A tidal wave of change has occurred in the legal profession over the last century. Recording now the recollections of those who lived through this transition is therefore critical if we are to preserve fully New Hampshire’s civic history. Our hope is that these oral histories will help foster a greater understanding of the legal system and its role as a force for good in today’s society. Enjoy.

Below are past oral histories featured on this website. To see the most recent, visit the Oral History Project page.

The Honorable Arthur E. Bean
The Honorable Arthur E. Bean is interviewed by The Honorable Kathleen A. McGuire.
The Honorable Hugh H. Bownes
Judge Hugh Bownes is interviewed by Willard G. Martin. Recorded by the NH Bar Foundation.
Homer "Sam" Bradley, Esq.
Homer "Sam" Bradley, Esq. is interviewed by Susan V. Duprey, Esq.
David H. Bradley, Esq.
David H. Bradley is interviewed by the Honorable Carol Ann Conboy
Bartram C. Branch, Esq.
Bartram C. Branch, Esq., is interviewed by The Honorable Richard E. Galway
Stanley M. Brown, Esq.
Stanley M. Brown, Esq., is interviewed by Hon. Richard F. Upton.
The Honorable H. Alfred Casassa
The Honorable H. Alfred Casassa is interviewed by Hon. Francis J. Frasier.
Neil Castaldo, Esq.
Neil Castaldo, Esq., is interviewed by Attorney Susan Leahy
William Chapman, Esq.
William Chapman, Esq., is interviewed by the Honorable James P. Bassett
Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy
Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy is interviewed by Associate Justice Gillian L. Abramson.
Paul Cox, Esq.
Paul Cox, Esq., is interviewed by Matthew B. Cox, Esq.
Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis
Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis is interviewed by Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy
Charles DeGrandpre, Esq.
Charles DeGrandpre, Esq., is interviewed by the Honorable Carol Ann Conboy
U.S. District Judge Joseph A. DiClerico, Jr
United States District Judge Joseph A. DiClerico, Jr. is interviewed by Jack B. Middleton, Esq.
The Honorable Charles Douglas
The Honorable Charles Douglas is interviewed by Susan V. DuPrey, Esq.
Honorable James Duggan
Honorable James Duggan is interviewed by Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy
Susan V. Duprey, Esq.
Susan V. Duprey, Esq., is interviewed by Ovide M. Lamontagne, Esq., on Dec. 19, 2016.
Bruce W. Felmly, Esq.
Bruce W Felmly, Esq. is interviewed by Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy.
The Honorable Margaret Quill Flynn
The Honorable Margaret Quill Flynn is interviewed by Joyce Donohue, Esq.
The Honorable William A. Grimes
The Honorable William A. Grimes is interviewed by Anthony A. McManus
John W. King, Esq.
John W. King, Esq., is interviewed by Wendy N. Branch, Esq.
Mary Susan Leahy, Attorney
Mary Susan Leahy, Attorney, is interviewed by Neil F. Castaldo, Esq.
The Honorable Martin F. Loughlin
The Honorable Martin F. Loughlin is interviewed by Willard Martin, Esq.
John Maher, Esq.
John Maher, Esq., is interviewed by the Honorable Richard Hampe
Augustine J. McDonough, Esq.
Augustine J. McDonough, Esq. is interviewed by Linda S. Johnson, Esq.
Paul McEachern, Esq.
Paul McEachern, Esq. interviewed by Honorable. John M. Lewis.
William S. McGraw, Esq.
William S. McGraw, Esq., is interviewed by Hon. Richard B.
McNamara.
John R. McLane, Jr., Esq.
John R. McLane, Jr., Esq., is interviewed by Robert A. Raulerson, Esq.
Hon. Phillip T. McLaughlin
Former Attorney General Phillip T. McLaughlin is interviewed by Matthew J. Lahey
Governor Stephen Merrill
Governor Stephen Merrill is interviewed by Hon. John T. Broderick, Jr.
Peter V. Millham, Esq.
Peter V. Millham, Esq., is interviewed by Rodney N. Dyer, Esq.
Dudley W. Orr, Esq.
Dudley W. Orr, Esq., is interviewed by Margaret Landsman.
Thomas D. Rath Esq.
Thomas D. Rath Esq. is interviewed by Sherilyn Burnett Young, Esq.
Catharine B. Sage, Esq.
Catharine B. Sage, Esq., is interviewed by Joyce Donohue, Esq.
Paul Semple, Esq.
Paul Semple, Esq., is interviewed by the Honorable James Duggan
John J. Sheehan Jr. (Jack), Esq.
John J. Sheehan, Esq., is interviewed by William S. Green, Esq.
The Honorable Norman H. Stahl
The Honorable Norman H. Stahl is interviewed by Susan V. DuPrey, Esq.
John Tobin, Esq.
John Tobin, Esq., is interviewed by the Honorable Carol Ann Conboy
Martha Van Oot, Esq.
Martha Van Oot, Esq., is interviewed by William A. Glahn, III, Esq., on March 21, 2017.