Frank Harlan Freedman Article

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Frank Harlan Freedman
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
January 1, 1992 – August 21, 2003
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
1986–1992
Preceded by Andrew Augustine Caffrey
Succeeded by Joseph L. Tauro
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
October 17, 1972 – January 1, 1992
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Levin H. Campbell
Succeeded by Michael Ponsor
Personal details
Born
Frank Harlan Freedman

(1924-12-15)December 15, 1924
Springfield, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 21, 2003(2003-08-21) (aged 78)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Education Boston University School of Law ( LL.B., LL.M.)

Frank Harlan Freedman (December 15, 1924 – August 21, 2003) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Education and career

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Freedman was a lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Boston University School of Law in 1949, and a Master of Laws from that school in 1950. He was in private practice in Springfield from 1950 to 1968, and served on the Springfield City Council from 1960 to 1967. He was an assistant state attorney general of Massachusetts and Chief of the Springfield Office from 1963 to 1967. He was the Mayor of Springfield from 1968 to 1972. [1]

Federal judicial service

On August 14, 1972, Freedman was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts vacated by Judge Levin H. Campbell. Freedman was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 12, 1972, and received his commission on October 17, 1972. He served as Chief Judge from 1986 to 1992, assuming senior status on January 1, 1992, and serving in that capacity until his death on August 21, 2003, in Springfield. [1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Levin H. Campbell
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
1972–1992
Succeeded by
Michael Ponsor
Preceded by
Andrew Augustine Caffrey
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
1986–1992
Succeeded by
Joseph L. Tauro