Chuck Douglas resigns as legal council for N.H. House

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
ConcordN.H. House legal counsel resigns

Former Supreme Court judge and U.S. Congressman Chuck Douglas resigned from his position as legal counsel of the New Hampshire House on Monday, according to Speaker Shawn Jasper. 

Douglas, 74 of Bow, has served in the role since 2014, according to a release from Jasper’s office. 

It is unclear why Douglas left the position. He did not immediately return a phone call Monday. A representative from the speaker’s office was not immediately available.

Within state politics, Douglas has led a storied career. He served a term as a Republican congressman from 1989-91; a two-year period as associate justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1974-76; and most recently, a stint on the Bow Budget Committee before resigning this April.

In a statement, Jasper praised Douglas’s breadth of experience.

“For the past three years, Chuck Douglas has been an invaluable asset to the speaker’s office,” Jasper said. “On behalf of the N.H. House, I thank him not only for his work as our legal counsel for the past three years, but for his more than 50 years of public service to the people of New Hampshire.”

Ethan DeWitt