John Patrick Hartigan
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John Patrick Hartigan
John Patrick Hartigan
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

March 31, 1965 - August 10, 1968
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

January 3, 1951 - March 31, 1965
Harry S. Truman
John Christopher Mahoney
Frank M. Coffin
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

February 12, 1940 - January 13, 1951
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John Christopher Mahoney
Edward L. Leahy
59th Attorney General of Rhode Island

1933-1939
GovernorTheodore F. Green
Robert E. Quinn
Benjamin M. McLyman
Louis V. Jackvony
Personal details
Born
John Patrick Hartigan

(1887-12-29)December 29, 1887
Providence, Rhode Island
DiedAugust 10, 1968(1968-08-10) (aged 80)
EducationHarvard University
Brown University (A.B.)
Columbia University (A.M.)
Columbia Law School (LL.B.)

John Patrick Hartigan (December 29, 1887 - August 10, 1968) was Attorney General of Rhode Island, a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Education and career

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Hartigan attended Harvard University, then received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Brown University in 1910.[1][2] He received an Artium Magister degree from Columbia University in 1913 and received a Bachelor of Laws from Columbia Law School the same year.[3] He was in private practice of law in Providence from 1912 to 1933.[4] He was in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant during World War I from 1917 to 1918 in the 304th Infantry Regiment.[5] He was an Assistant Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1923 to 1924. He was the 59th Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1933 to 1939.[6]

Federal judicial service

Hartigan was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 11, 1940, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island vacated by Judge John Christopher Mahoney.[7] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 1, 1940, and received his commission on February 12, 1940. His service was terminated on January 13, 1951, due to his elevation to the First Circuit.[8]

Hartigan was nominated by President Harry S. Truman on December 21, 1950, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated by Judge John Christopher Mahoney.[9] He was confirmed by the Senate on January 2, 1951, and received his commission on January 3, 1951. He assumed senior status on March 31, 1965. His service was terminated on August 10, 1968, due to his death.[8]

References

  1. ^ Brown University (1915). The Catalogue of Brown University. R. I. p. 195.
  2. ^ Harvard University (1910). Harvard University Catalogue. The University. p. 166.
  3. ^ Brown University (1914). Historical Catalogue of Brown University. Brown University. p. 411.
  4. ^ The University (1916). Catalogue of officers and graduates of Columbia university from the foundation of King's college in 1754. Columbia University. p. 669.
  5. ^ Mead, Frederick Sumner (1921). Harvard's Military Record in the World War. Harvard Alumni Association. p. 434.
  6. ^ "Rhode Island Attorneys General: 1640 - Presentpublisher = the Secretary of State of Rhode Island". Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ United States Civil Service Commission (1944). Official Register of the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 326.
  8. ^ a b John Patrick Hartigan at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  9. ^ Zelden, Charles L. (2007). The Judicial Branch of Federal Government: People, Process, and Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 294.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Benjamin M. McLyman
Attorney General of Rhode Island
1933-1939
Succeeded by
Louis V. Jackvony
Preceded by
John Christopher Mahoney

1940-1951
Succeeded by
Edward L. Leahy
Preceded by
John Christopher Mahoney

1951-1965
Succeeded by
Frank M. Coffin

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