Speaker Mattiello makes statement on passing of former Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr.
STATE HOUSE — Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston has issued this statement on the passing today of retired Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr.:
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph Rodgers. He was the presiding justice for most of my legal career. He treated all the attorneys and litigants with utmost respect and dignity and administered the Superior Court with great integrity. Justice Rodgers had an extremely successful political and judicial career. He was almost bigger than life and beloved by all. My thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family at this difficult time.”
For more information, contact:
Larry Berman, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 331A
Providence, RI 02903