John Joseph McNaught Article

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John Joseph McNaught
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
March 23, 1979 – February 1, 1991
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded bySeat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded by Richard G. Stearns
Personal details
Born
John Joseph McNaught

(1921-11-22)November 22, 1921
Malden, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 24, 1994(1994-01-24) (aged 72)
Melrose, Massachusetts
Education Boston College ( B.A.)
Boston College Law School ( J.D.)

John Joseph McNaught (November 22, 1921 – January 24, 1994) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Education and career

Born in Malden, Massachusetts, McNaught graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1939. [1] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in 1943 and was in the United States Army for the remainder of World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1949. He was in private practice in Malden from 1949 to 1950, and was then a law clerk to Judge William T. McCarthy of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts from 1950 to 1954, thereafter returning to private practice in Boston until 1972. He was an associate justice of the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1972 to 1979. [2]

Federal judicial service

On January 25, 1979, McNaught was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 21, 1979, and received his commission on March 23, 1979. McNaught served in that capacity until his retirement on February 1, 1991. [2]

Death

McNaught died of pneumonia on January 24, 1994, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, Massachusetts. [2] [1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Retired US Judge John McNaught, popular courtroom innovator; at 72". 25 January 1994.
  2. ^ a b c John Joseph McNaught at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

Sources

Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
1979–1991
Succeeded by
Richard G. Stearns