Borderick deserves respect and admiration

For the more than quarter century that we have had the privilege of knowing John Broderick, he has truly been one of the brightest luminaries in our state which boasts more than its fair share of remarkable people. On many occasions we have heard John referred to as New Hampshire’s “Garrison Keillor” – both for his wit and for his probing insights into the law and society.

He has served New Hampshire with distinction as our Chief Justice, Dean of the UNH School of Law and most recently as the founder and Executive Director of The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy. In this last capacity, John did an extraordinary job bringing this world caliber institution into existence and launching it with an outstanding series of programs and initiatives. In a few short years John Broderick put the Rudman Center on the map.

Like many others, we were saddened to learn of his resignation and were even more concerned about the events that followed. For his tremendous efforts in establishing the Rudman Center, John deserved nothing less than the gratitude and admiration of the University system.

We hope that the Rudman Center will continue to be a notable institution but this goal will be more challenging without John Broderick at the helm. Individuals of his distinction and talent are hard to find.

Richard Swett and Katrina Lantos Swett

advisory board members,

The Warren B. Rudman Center