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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 29, 2014

Dignitaries, friends and family on Friday packed a send-off ceremony for retiring U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Richard Stair Jr., Knoxnews reports. “But Stair seemed nonplussed by the bigwigs who turned out and, bucking tradition at such fetes, did not regale the crowd with highlights of his tenure,” according to the paper. Instead, he praised his mentors, law clerks, assistants, court staff and family. Others who spoke said Stair, who is leaving the bench after a 28-year-career, treated all who came before him with dignity and respect and was known for his wisdom, wit, insight and selflessness.