In addition to his corporate experience, Hirst's background also includes serving as associate professor of Law at the University of Puget Sound Law School in Tacoma, Wash., and assistant to the director of International and Domestic Aviation for the Civil Aeronautics Board during the deregulation of the airline industry. In his early career Hirst was in private law practice in Vermont, served as a law clerk in U.S. District Court in Vermont and was a reporter for the Providence Journal-Bulletin in Rhode Island.
Hirst graduated from Harvard College in 1969 and Harvard Law School in 1972.
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