Judge Charles C. Cabot, former president of the Alumni Association, will chairman a special state crime commission by appointment of Gov. Christian Herter.
The crime commission was created last July and includes on its board two senators and three representatives. The commission, with $10,000 for the probe, has sweeping powers to summon witnesses and must report to the legislature by next March.
As a result of the appointment Judge Cabot has resigned as moderator in Dover because the resolve setting up the commission requires the appointment of persons who do not hold either appointive or elective office.
Cabot, associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1943 to 1947, is a partner in a prominent Boston law firm.