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Monday, November 05, 2012

Longtime Westporter Judge Sam Freedman, 85

Judge Samuel S. Freedman, a longtime Westporter and former state legislator, died today at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, the same hospital where her was born, following a brief illness, Judith Freedman, his wife of 48 years said. He was 85. WestportNow.com Image
Quinnipiac University presented an honorary degree to Judge Samuel S. Freedman of Westport in May 2010. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

A graduate of George Washington University and Yale Law School, Freedman was a partner for 25 years with his father at Freedman, Peck and Freedman in Bridgeport.

In 1972, Freedman, a Republican, headed to Hartford where he represented the 135th House District then serving Westport, Weston and Easton.

He chaired the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and was responsible for creating what is today’s public defender system.

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