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Leahy, Edward Lawrence
Born February 9, 1886, in Bristol, RI
Died July 22, 1953, in Bristol, RI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Nominated by Harry S Truman on December 21, 1950, to a seat vacated by John P. Hartigan. Confirmed by the Senate on January 2, 1951, and received commission on January 3, 1951. Service terminated on July 22, 1953, due to death.

Education:
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1908

Professional Career:
Private practice, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1908-
Judge, Bristol [Rhode Island] Probate Court, 1910-1939
State representative, Rhode Island, 1911-1913
Master of chancery, Rhode Island Superior Court
U.S. Army lieutenant, World War I
Administrator of taxes, State of Rhode Island, 1919-1948
Director, Rhode Island Department of Revenue and Regulation, 1939
Member and director of finance, Rhode Island State Sinking Fund Commission, 1942-1946
Member, Rhode Island State Retirement Board, 1942-1946
Advisor, Rhode Island State Department of Finance, 1948-1949
U.S. senator from Rhode Island, 1949-1950
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