Charles Douglas III

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Chuck Douglas
Chuck Douglas.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd district
In office
1989–1991
Preceded by Judd Gregg
Succeeded by Richard Swett
Personal details
Born (1942-12-02) December 2, 1942 (age 71)
Abington, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Charles Gywnne "Chuck" Douglas, III (born December 2, 1942) is a former U.S. Representative from New Hampshire and New Hampshire Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Born in Abington, Pennsylvania, Douglas attended schools in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, 1960. He attended Wesleyan University from 1960 to 1962, and received a B.A. from University of New Hampshire in 1965 and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1968. He retired as colonel with the New Hampshire Army National Guard (1968 to 1991). He was admitted to the bar in 1968 and commenced practice in Manchester, New Hampshire from 1970 to 1972.

He was legal counsel and legislative counsel to Governor Meldrim Thomson Jr. from 1973 to 1974. He served as associate justice, New Hampshire superior court, from 1974 to 1976, as associate justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court, from 1977 to 1983, and senior justice from 1983 to 1985.

Douglas was elected as a Republican to the 101st Congress (January 3, 1989–January 3, 1991). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1990 to the 102nd Congress. He is a resident of Concord, New Hampshire and is married to Debra M. Douglas.

Chuck has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at University of New Hampshire School of Law and at the American Bar Association’s Appellate Judge’s Seminars. He has served as Chairman of the New Hampshire Constitution Bicentennial Education Commission and a member of the Constitutional Convention Study Commission.

Because of his experience as a New Hampshire Judge and New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice as well as his record of success as a trial lawyer, Chuck is frequently requested to lecture on personal injury and employment law matters. In addition to publishing over forty articles, Chuck is the author of two books: New Hampshire Practice and Procedure: Family Law. This is the definitive source for New Hampshire Divorce and family law. His Family Law book is used by New Hampshire divorce and family law attorneys and is frequently referred to in New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions. Chuck also authored the New Hampshire Evidence Manual. This evidence book is relied upon by New Hampshire lawyers and courts during litigation. His evidence book is cited to by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.


Douglas has authored: New Hampshire Practice and Procedure, Family Law New Hampshire Evidence Manual

Douglas practices law as the President of Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., a 7 attorney plaintiff's and employment law firm in Concord.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Judd Gregg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

1989–1991
Succeeded by
Richard Swett

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.