Class of 1940

Class Secretary: Jean Fessenden Thomas, 90 N Main St., South Deerfield, MA 01373

Class President: Elizabeth MacGregor Bates, 232 Elm Hill Rd., PO Box 209, Center Sandwich, NH 03227,

U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Frank Coffin headed an American Bar Assn. committee that found that fewer recent law school grads will take jobs as public defenders because they can’t earn enough to offset the cost of student loans. National Public Radio quoted him extensively in its report on the committee’s findings.