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The Hon. Roman J. Lexton, who served in the judiciary for twenty-four years, died August 15, 1987, at the age of 74.
Born in Philadelphia on June 26, 1913, Judge Lexton moved with his family as a child to New Britain. He received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in 1936 and his LL.B. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1939. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar and entered the private practice of law that same year.
Judge Lexton served in the Pacific with the United States Navy during World War II, returning to his law practice after his discharge from the service in 1945. He also served as Corporation Counsel for the city of New Britain from 1954 to 1956.
Judge Lexton became a judge of the New Britain City and Police Courts in 1959 and served in that capacity until January 1, 1961. He became a judge of the Circuit Court in 1967 and a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 1974. He also served as chief administrator of that court from 1974 to 1978. He became a judge of the Superior Court in 1978 and served in that capacity until 1983, when he retired and became a state trial referee.