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Hatfield, Paul Gerhart

Born April 29, 1928, in Great Falls, MT
Died July 3, 2000, in Great Falls, MT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 15, 1979, to a seat vacated by Russell E. Smith. Confirmed by the Senate on May 9, 1979, and received commission on May 10, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1990-1996. Assumed senior status on February 9, 1996. Service terminated on July 3, 2000, due to death.

University of Montana School of Law, LL.B., 1955

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, Signal Corps, 181st Signal Depot Company, 1952-1953
Private practice, Great Falls, Montana, 1955-1960
Chief deputy city attorney, Great Falls, Montana, 1959-1960
Judge, Montana District Court, Eighth Judicial District, 1961-1976
Chief justice, Montana Supreme Court, 1977-1978
U.S. senator from Montana, 1978