About Author J.J. Partridge
Author J.J. Partridge is, in reality, John J. 'Jack' Partridge, lawyer and Senior Counsel to the firm of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, with four offices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Jack is a graduate of St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, RI, and a summa cum laude graduate of Providence College, where he majored in history. He was in the first class of Providence College's Liberal Arts Honors Program. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he served in the United States Army in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal. In 1967, he joined the venerable firm of Tillinghast Collins & Tanner. In 1988, he became a founding partner of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP.
Jack is engaged in many civic and business organizations. He served as legal counsel to the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce for 27 years and was chairman of the following organizations: the Old Slater Mill Association, Common Cause Rhode Island, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Jack is also the co-founder and former co-chairman of The Pawtucket Foundation and an officer and director of innumerable not-for-profit entities. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club and is the treasurer of the Ocean State Charities Trust. In 2012, he was named Person of the Year by The Pawtucket Foundation.
Jack is active in Providence College's alumni affairs. He served as secretary of the Alumni Association, was a member of the Board of Trustees of the College and vice chairman of the President's Council. He was chairman of the Thomson Fund to support the Liberal Arts Honors program and currently serves a chairman of the Liberal Arts Honors Leadership Council. In 1999, Jack was awarded the Providence College Alumni Association Recognition Award for Public and Community Services. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Providence College.
A presence in the political and governmental affairs of Rhode Island, Jack was the private sector chairman of the Coalition of Northeastern Governors and served on numerous local and state commissions. He fostered the passage of legislation that opened public records in Rhode Island to scrutiny and, as a member of the 1974 Constitutional Convention, secured the first disclosure of campaign contributions.
Jack is a trustee of three mutual funds: Narragansett Insured Tax-Free Income Fund, Churchill Tax-Free Fund of Kentucky, and Aquila Three Peaks High-Income Fund.
Jack is married to the former Regina McDonald and has three children: Sarah, Gregory and David.