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Obituary: David King

Obituary: David King

David King died November 15, at his Woodbridge home, following a long bout with cancer.  He was born November 24, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968, and was soon drafted into the US Army where he served in Vietnam.  He was an editor of the Law Review at Cleveland State University School of Law, and after practicing for a few years, in 1977 he obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School.  Since 1978, he was a faculty member of Quinnipiac Law School and its predecessor Bridgeport School of Law.  He served as Associate Dean for 27 years, and twice as interim Dean of the Law School.  He was a highly respected professor, best known for teaching his students to be prepared, and he was able to guide students to understand the most complex issues of the many courses he taught.

Serving the Town of Woodbridge was high on David’s list of priorities.  He was a current member of the Board of Finance, but had also served many years on Planning and Zoning, was a member of the Firehouse Building and first Beecher Road building committees, as well as various sub-committees.  He also served on the boards of New Haven Legal Assistance Association and the Connecticut Law Tribune.

David is survived by his wife, Diane King, children Rachel and Dan, step-children Claire Coleman and Jenifer Gorin, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, his beloved golden retriever, as well as a group of lifelong friends.

As a veteran, he will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery.  He requests that any donations in his memory be made to New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

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