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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 233, page(s) 917


The Honorable Lester H. Aaronson died on August 22, 1994. He was seventy-eight years old. Judge Aaronson was appointed to the Circuit Court in 1961 and elevated to the Superior Court in 1975. He retired in 1986 at the age of seventy.

Judge Aaronson's lengthy public service record included membership on the New Haven board of aldermen from 1942 to 1943, assistant clerk of the City Court of New Haven from 1949 to 1951 and a term as assistant prosecutor for the City Court of New Haven from 1955 to 1958. He served in the United States Judge Advocate General's Office from 1943 to 1946.

Judge Aaronson received his B.A. degree in 1937 from Wesleyan University in Middletown and his L.L.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1940. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1941. Judge Aaronson was active in numerous religious and civic organizations, including the Congregation Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol, New Haven Hebrew Day School, the Connecticut Zionist Region, the New Haven Zionist District, the New Haven Jewish Community Center and the Woodbridge Country Club. He was married to the former Shirley L. Ledewitz and was the father of three sons.