Brother Theodore Corsones was born May 25, 1929 in Rutland, Vermont, son of Gus and Pota Corsones. He and the former Theane Christie of Minneapolis, Minnesota were married on November 28, 1954. They are the parents of three children, Cortland, Christopher and Gregory, the grandparents of seven children and the great grandparents of one child.
They are members of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Rutland.
Education. Public schools in Rutland, Vermont; Dartmouth College, Ohio State University and Boston University Schools of Law, and is the recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor degree.
Professional Admissions. Admitted to practice law in the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, California, North Dakota, District of Columbia, and Florida (house counsel); and in the Federal courts of Vermont, California, New York, United States Claims Court, United States Court of International Trade, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Professional Practice. Senior member of the law firm of Corsones & Corsones. A member of the American Trial Lawyers Association; member of American Board of Trial Advocates; Past president of Rutland County Bar Association; Former States Attorney and Municipal Judge in Vermont; and Law Lecturer at Castleton University.
Legal Professional Rating. Holds an A.V rating – which is the highest rating that can be given to an attorney. It is based on ability and integrity.
Vermont Freemasonry. Past Master of Rutland Lodge No. 79, a member of the Vermont Lodge of Research, Order of DeMolay Legion of Honor, perpetual member of Green Mountain Chapter 527 of the National Sojourners, Davenport Chapter No. 17, Royal Arch Masons, Davenport Council No. 12, Royal and Select Masters, Killington Commandery No.9 of Knights Templar, Green Mountain York Rite College, Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Rutland, Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Burlington, served on Jurisprudence Committee of Grand Lodge from 1985-1998 and as chairman for 8 years, and coroneted a Sovereign Grand Inspector General 33° of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite. Served on Jurisprudence Committee of Grand Lodge from 1985-1998 and as chairman for 8 years. Grand Master of Freemasons of Vermont (2001-2002), Grand Treasurer of Grand Lodge of Vermont (10 years). Awarded the John Barney Medal of Honor for rendering exceptional and outstanding service to Freemasonry in Vermont.
Shriners. Potentate of Cairo Shriners (1970); Served as a member and as chairman of the Jurisprudence and Laws Committee of Shriners International Shriners for 10 years; and as General Counsel for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children for approximately 30 years and, thereafter, as General Counsel Emeritus.
President of Cabiri, chapter 90 (1981); President of International Cabiri (2007), Director of Royal Order of Jesters, Court 105 (1980); and member of Order of Eastern Star, chapter 88;
Fraternal and Community. Past state chairman of the Republican Party in Vermont; Mendon Town Moderator for 24 years; member of American Legion Post 31 and served as its Judge Advocate; Exalted Ruler of Elks (1965); and a member of the Otter Ski Patrol (15 years).
Aviation. Has been an avid aviator since 1960 and has earned an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (single and multiengine land and single and multiengine sea), Certified a Master Flight instructor (airplane single and multiengine, instruments, and glider), Commercial Certificate (Glider and Lighter-Than-Air Free Balloon). Major – Civil Air Patrol. Received the Wright Brothers award by the Federal Aviation Administration. President of the national Mooney Aircraft and Pilots Association Safety Foundation (1997-1999). He has accumulated 8,340 in the air as a pilot.