Robert H. Breslin Jr. ’50

Robert H. Breslin Jr. ’50, of Saunderstown, R.I.; Jan. 11. He studied law at Boston College and worked for the City of Warwick until the age of 90, beginning as Warwick’s assistant city solicitor in 1957. He was a founding partner at Saxon, Butler and Breslin, and then at Breslin, Sweeney and Earle. He was of counsel at Sullivan & Sullivan and served in the Rhode Island State Legislature from 1961 to 1970. He was 1963 Young Republican of the Year and was elected a member of the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention in 1973. He was often written up in the Providence Journal and Warwick Beacon. He was president of the Warwick Rotary Club and a trustee of Rocky Hill School, Gilbert Stuart Birthplace, and the Willett Free Library in Saunderstown, as well as a commissioner on Judicial Tenure and Discipline and board member of the Quonset Development Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three children and their spouses, including daughter Pamela Murphy ’80; and 10 grandchildren. 

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