David DeForest

David DeForest Passes Away at the Age of 74

At 74 years of age, David DeForest passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife Marie (Billington) DeForest and their four children.

At the outset of defense attorney David DeForest’s opening statement at Smithart’s trial, he attempted to infer that someone specific (David DeForest) had committed the crime. Judge Anderson quickly dispelled this inference.

Early Life and Education

David DeForest spent his formative years living with his parents in Duanesburg. He attended school at Duanesburg Academy as well.

After graduating from Kenyon College in 1856, he and his wife Harriott Melvina moved to Cleveland where he pursued medicine at Case Medical College.

The couple had two daughters: Mary Deaver in 1857 and Harriott Melvina in 1859; their youngest child, Agnes Caroline was born in February 1861.

David Benedict joined the army when the Civil War broke out. He took part in the Battles of Atlanta and Sherman’s March to the Sea, before fighting on North Carolina’s front lines until July 1865 when it all came to an end.

Professional Career

David Deforest is an eminent scientist specializing in solar astrophysics. His technological innovations range from high-speed magnetographs to ground and suborbital heliospheric imaging telescopes.

David has been involved with several space missions over the years, including several NASA Explorers Program Office projects. Currently, David serves as lead mission manager for PUNCH: an X-ray imaging and spectroscopy mission that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Sun.

In addition to his professional career, he has a variety of interests and hobbies which have enabled him to be an all-inclusive individual. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. Furthermore, he adores reading books to stay informed about the world around him.

Achievement and Honors

David DeForest is an accomplished lawyer specializing in white collar criminal defense and investigations. His case portfolio includes trade secrets, restrictive covenants, business fraud, breach of contract, employment discrimination, minority shareholder freeze-out claims, products liability issues and Section 1983 claims.

He has significant expertise in representing clients on complex international money laundering and narcotics importation cases. A member of the Federal Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Mr. Duffy has an impressive list of accomplishments to his credit.

He has been with the City of Mississauga since 2008 and currently serves as its policy consultant, overseeing all corporate policies related to access and privacy. A Master Access and Privacy Professional (MAPP), he also sits on its Employee Equity Advisory Committee, Staff Accessibility Resource Team and Corporate Awards Committee.

Personal Life

He was an acclaimed actor who frequently featured on Late Night with David Letterman. Additionally, he appeared in numerous films and television commercials for Tropicana Twister, 1-800-Collect, and Little Caesars.

DeForest was born in Toccoa, Georgia and made his first trip outside the state at 17 when he visited an uncle in Los Angeles, where he ultimately decided to settle down.

After returning home, he told his parents of his ambition to become an actor but their disapproval proved too much for him to overcome.

He began developing a student film project which was adopted by Letterman writers Stephen Winer and Karl Tiedemann. He adopted the stage name Larry ‘Bud’ Melman, which would become his iconic persona in both television and film productions.

Net Worth

David DeForest is an American comedian and actor best known for his appearances on Late Night with David Letterman. His net worth is estimated to range between $1 million – $2 million dollars.

Since 1982, he has appeared in 15 outside films or TV shows. Additionally, his humor book Cheap Advice earned him a place on the New York Times bestseller list.

He was born in Georgia, USA to Clora (Clark) and Ernest Kelley. His father was a Baptist minister and his mother had previously served as an Olympic model.

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