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.

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

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant, JAG Corps, 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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