History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Freedman, Abraham Lincoln
Born November 19, 1904, in Trenton, NJ
Died March 13, 1971

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 1, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1961, and received commission on September 22, 1961. Service terminated on July 6, 1964, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 15, 1964, to a seat vacated by Herbert Funk Goodrich. Confirmed by the Senate on July 2, 1964, and received commission on July 2, 1964. Service terminated on March 13, 1971, due to death.

Education:
Temple University School of Law, LL.B., 1926

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1926-1952, 1956-1961
General counsel, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Housing Authority, 1938-1949
Counsel, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Housing Association, 1940-1961
Special counsel for housing, Pennsylvania Post-War Planning Commission, 1944-1946
Special counsel, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Redevelopment Authority, 1946-1947
City solicitor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1952-1956

 

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