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The Honorable Burton J. Jacobson, Appellate Court judge, died on July 26, 1989.
Judge Jacobson, who previously was a Superior Court judge, had served as chief administrative judge for the state civil division and chief administrative judge for the Fairfield judicial district.
Chief Justice Ellen A. Peters said: "Judge Jacobson had a distinguished career as an excellent Superior Court judge and, in this last year, in making important contributions to the work of the Appellate Court. His intelligence and unfailing good cheer will be sorely missed."
Born on May 24, 1929, in Bridgeport, Judge Jacobson served in the state House of Representatives in 1959 and 1960. He was president and director of Jason Buildings, Inc., and Atlantic Stores, Inc.
He graduated from Columbia University in New York in 1951 and Boston University Law School in 1955.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Newtown Jacobson; one son, Bruce Jacobson; two daughters, Deborah Jacobson and Lisa Jacobson; a brother, Howard Jacobson; a sister, Muriel Novack; and several nieces and nephews.