“Alex was an exceptionally skilled champion for the rule of law and the importance of fair and honest elections.”
A Republican activist named Alexander Talcott was found murdered in his Durham, New Hampshire home over the weekend. Details are scarce but it has been confirmed that Talcott was stabbed in the neck.
No arrest has been made yet.
NBC News in Boston reports:
GOP activist, lawyer stabbed to death in his Durham, NH, home
A suspicious death investigation that was underway this weekend in Durham, New Hampshire, has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy was completed on the victim.
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said in a statement Sunday that the medical examiner determined the death of 41-year-old Alexander Talcott was caused by a stab wound to the neck. His manner of death has been ruled a homicide.
A spokesperson for the attorney general’s office has confirmed Talcott was a GOP activist and lawyer.
The state director of the New Hampshire chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) said in a statement to NBC10 Boston that Talcott stood out as “a staunch advocate for the core values of the Republican Party.”
“His unwavering belief in liberty, free markets, and limited government resonated deeply in his role as a lawyer. Within the RNLA, his leadership was unwavering in promoting our shared values, ensuring every member felt empowered and well-prepared,” William O’Brien said of Talcott.
“Alex was an exceptionally skilled champion for the rule of law and the importance of fair and honest elections. We will forever honor Alex’s selfless dedication and profound contributions to our shared vision of liberty through legal processes,” O’Brien added. “His legacy will undoubtedly inspire future generations within the RNLA and the greater legal community.”
The New York Post has more:
Talcott was a private equity real estate lawyer in the Granite State who also made a name for himself as a Republican adviser and adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire business school, according to an interview he gave to Authority Magazine in November.
In the interview, the legal hotshot attributed his success to his innate curiosity and his upbringing on Long Island.
“I take my thinking about a legal career back to third grade, when my state assemblyman in New York visited class,” Talcott recounted. “He showed us a piece of paper that was the bill he introduced in the legislature to clean up a local pond.
“I was the one student who asked for his autograph, and I have that signed bill to this day. It was an ‘aha’ moment about how big things can get done around me.”
Talcott went on to credit his curiosity to his mother, who would often bring him and his sisters to the local library, and said his “superpower” was speed-reading.
Here’s a video report:
The New Hampshire Department of Justice has posted an update which ends strangely with this:
The investigation into Mr. Talcott’s death is ongoing and includes whether the person who stabbed Mr. Talcott acted in self-defense.
There’s obviously more to this story which should become more clear in time. Until then, keep his family and friends in your thoughts.
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