Preserving the Past, Informing the Future
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The Honorable T. Clark Hull, a lifelong Danbury resident, died on July 25, 1996, at the age of seventy-five. Justice Hull was appointed to the Superior Court in 1973, elevated to the Appellate Court in 1983, and appointed to the Supreme Court in 1987. He became a state trial referee in 1991.
Justice Hull received his B.A. from Yale College in 1942. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force, where he served until 1946. He earned his L.L.B. from Harvard Law School in 1948 and was admitted to the Connecticut bar that same year,
Justice Hull had a remarkable public career spanning more than thirty years, in which he served, with vigor and distinction, in every branch of state government. He practiced law in Danbury from 1948 to 1973, served as state senator for the twenty-fourth district from 1963 to 1971, and was Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1971 until his appointment as a judge of the Superior Court in 1973.
Upon his passing, former Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters eulogized Justice Hull thus: "In his judicial career, on which he embarked in 1973, he was an eloquent spokesman for the improvement of every aspect of our state judiciary, whether the issue was procedural reform or legal ethics or the protection of human rights. A gifted writer and a captivating speaker, Justice Hull brought to each of his assignments the breadth of vision of an avid historian and the high aspirations of an optimistic activist. He firmly believed in the perfectibility of the future, and he contributed a great deal to making it happen. He will surely be missed."
Justice Hull was married to the former Betty Jane Rosoff and was the father of three sons.