History of the Federal Judiciary


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Freedman, Frank Harlan
Born December 15, 1924, in Springfield, MA
Died August 21, 2003, in Springfield, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on August 14, 1972, to a seat vacated by Levin H. Campbell. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1972, and received commission on October 17, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1986-1992. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1992. Service terminated on August 21, 2003, due to death.

Education:
Boston University School of Law, LL.B., 1949
Boston University School of Law, LL.M., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1943-1946
Private practice, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1950-1968
City councilman, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1960-1967
Assistant attorney general/chief of Springfield office, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1963-1967
Mayor, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1968-1972

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