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Courthouse Naming Ceremony

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On Wednesday, June 12, 2002 there was a ceremony held at the Social Law Library, in the Main Reading Room, to announce the naming of the so-called "old Courthouse" as the "John Adams Court House".

Supreme Judicial Court Clerk for Suffolk County Maura Doyle acted as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

In attendance were Jane Swift, Acting Governor; Thomas Finneran, Speaker of hte House of Representatives; Senator Robert Creedon, Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary; Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court; Christopher J. Armstrong, Chief Justice of the Appeals Court; Robert J. Brink, Executive Director of the Social Law Library; Secretary Kevin J. Sullivan, Executive Office for Administration and Finance.

Mr. Dana Whiteside sang the National Anthem and "God Bless America".

The ceremonies were begun and concluded with the Massachusetts Trial Court Officers Honor Guard, with the assistance of the Middlesex County Volunteers Fife & Drums.


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