Tony McManus is a semi-retired attorney, born in Dover, a “product” (as they say) of Dover High School before graduating from Georgetown University and Boston College Law School. He served as Dover City Attorney from 1967-73, and as a member of the NH legislature from Ward 3 and later Ward 5 from 1973-80, two terms as Vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee. In active full-time practice until 2001, he then served as Executive Secretary of the NH Judicial Conduct Committee until 2008.
Tony has been involved in Dover non-profits for many years, starting with the Dover Day Care Center and the Dover Group Home. He served on the Planning Board for 9 years, is presently Vice-chair of the Parking Commission, one of three Dover representatives to the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, and a Trustee of the Woodman Institute Museum. In past years he has been President of Strafford Hospice, Inc. and a long-time board member with 7 years as Treasurer and one term as President of the NH Bar Foundation, and other Boards as various as the NH Mental Health Assoc. and the NH Symphony. As a member of the SEED board Tony was instrumental in obtaining the organization’s 501(c)(3) status (and did the same for Dover Cooperative Ministries and the Friends of the Dover Library).
He is the father of 3 children, two of whom also attended Georgetown, and for several years he was chair of the NH Georgetown Alumni Interviewers and a member of the GU Undergraduate Advisory Council. He has 4 grandchildren.