Sharp, Edgy Obit for Attorney with Boston Roots…

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This irreverent death notice…

April 01, 2009

Holden H. Oliver (1968-2009)

WAC? co-writer and third year law student Holden Oliver died Tuesday in Palo Alto at Stanford University Medical Center. A Boston native, and from a family that has lived in eastern Massachusetts for nearly 380 years, Holden graduated with a degree in English (highest honors) from Williams College in 1990. A former reporter for the Kansas City Star in its Washington, D.C. office, Holden also worked for ten years in the London and Frankfurt bureaus of the New York Times. He entered Stanford Law School in 2006. Last year, he was elected to the Managing Board of the Stanford Law Review. He joined WAC? “out of boredom” as a law student in early 2007. Last summer, he also worked six weeks in Hull McGuire’s Pittsburgh office. His death was the result of a kiln explosion in which his girlfriend, a Stanford undergraduate half his age, was apparently not injured in any respect. If you wish to help us honor Holden, his sarcastic uber-WASP prose style, and his energetic if, frankly, amoral lifestyle, donations can be made in his name to the Nantucket Preservation Trust, the Cosmos Club or Kelly’s Irish Times in Washington, D.C.

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Rest in relative peace, Holden…



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