HELENA — Former Montana Supreme Court Justice William “Bill” Hunt Sr. has died. He was 92.
Hunt’s son-in law, Charles S. Johnson, confirmed that Hunt died Tuesday in Helena.
Hunt was Montana’s first worker’s compensation judge, appointed by Gov. Thomas Judge in 1975. He served two terms on the Supreme Court from 1985 until 2001.
Hunt was known as a liberal on the court. He told a reporter in 2000 that a liberal is a person who has had a lot of experience and understands the past, but is not bound by it.
Chief Justice Mike McGrath said Friday that Hunt was a great public servant who dedicated his life to the people of Montana.
A funeral Mass will be held for Hunt Wednesday at noon in the Cathedral of St. Helena.
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