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John Cratsley ’63

box_cratsley_john.jpgJohn Cratsley ’63 was recently awarded the Judicial Excellence Award by the Massachusetts Judges Conference and the Lifetime Achieve-ment Award by the Frank J. Murray Inn of the Court for 34 years of judicial service in the District and Supreme courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While on the Superior Court, he served as regional administrative judge in Norfolk and Suffolk counties and as chair of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution. Cratsley recently reached the mandatory judicial retirement age of 70 but continues to teach at both Boston College and Harvard Law School. He also plans to work with Harvard Law School’s student clinics and to join JAMS, an international company specializing in the mediation and arbitration of complex disputes. Cratsley’s son, Kelso, graduated from Swarthmore in 1994, and his father, Edward Cratsley, was the College’s vice president for administration from 1950 to 1978, receiving an honorary degree in 1978.

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