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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Paul Barbadoro

Class of 1973

  The Honorable Paul Barbadoro Class of 1973 - Track & Field Paul Barbadoro was a lynch pin of Coach Dick Dow's track juggernaut of the mid-1970's. As captain of the 1973 Class III State Champions, Paul helped to dominate the field events. He was the individual State Champion in the discus setting state records on a rainy Saturday in May. This record that Paul established is, to this day, 26 years later, 156 feet 4 inches, still stands as the benchmark. Paul also has a Second Place finish in the prestigious Glen Louckes Games in New York. Paul matriculated at Gettysburg College where he continued his outstanding track accomplishments, twice winning the Middle Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in the discus and qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championship. While the discus was Paul's top event, he also consistently placed in the shotputt. In 1977, Paul was awarded the Margaret E. Fisher Memorial Scholarship which is given annually to the college's top student athlete. His college discus record still stand. At graduation, Paul was awarded the PI LAMBDA SIGMA Award given to the college's Outstanding Political Science Student. Paul graduated from Boston College Law School in 1980, then worked as an assistant Attorneys General in New Hampshire. He served as legal counsel for Senator Warren Rudman and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Committee that investigated the Iran-Contra Scandal. In 1992, Paul Barbadoro was nominated as District Judge by President George Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate. Paul is the youngest candidate to be appointed as a Federal Judge. Paul currently serves as Chief Judge of the Federal District Court for the District of New Hampshire. In typical AB fashion, Paul considers his greatest accomplishment as being named Captain of both his high school and college track teams. He wishes most to emphasize the achievements of the great team he was part of in 1973, with special accolades to Coach Dick Dow. It is Coach Dow whom Paul credits for much of his own and the team's success. Paul resides in New Hampshire with his wife Inez, daughter Katherine and son John.

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