History of the Federal Judiciary

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Harrington, Edward Francis
Born 1933 in Fall River, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 18, 1987, to a seat vacated by Andrew A. Caffrey. Confirmed by the Senate on February 19, 1988, and received commission on February 22, 1988. Assumed senior status on March 1, 2001.

College of the Holy Cross, A.B., 1955
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1960

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant and law specialist, 1955-1957
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1957-1972
Law clerk, Hon. Paul C. Reardon, Massachusetts Superior Court, 1960-1961
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1961, 1973-1977
Trial attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1965
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Massachusetts, 1965-1969
Private practice, Taunton, Massachusetts, 1969
Attorney-in-charge, Strike Force Against Organized Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, 1970-1973
U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, 1977-1981
Private practice, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1981-1988


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