Abraham Lincoln Freedman

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Abraham Lincoln Freedman (November 19, 1904 – March 13, 1971) was a United States federal judge.

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Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Freedman received an LL.B. from Temple University School of Law in 1926, immediately entering private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in private practice. He was of general counsel to the Philadelphia Housing Authority from 1938 to 1949 and was of counsel to the Philadelphia Housing Association from 1940 to 1961. He was a special counsel for housing to the Pennsylvania Post-War Planning Commission from 1944 to 1946, and was a special counsel to the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia from 1946 to 1947. He left private practice to become the city solicitor for Philadelphia from 1952 to 1956, then returned to private practice until 1961.

On September 1, 1961, Freedman was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 14, 1961, and received his commission on September 22, 1961. On April 15, 1964, Freedman was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. vacated by Herbert Funk Goodrich. He was again confirmed by the United States Senate on July 2, 1964, receiving his commission the same day (his service to the District Court was thereafter technically terminated on July 6, 1964). Freedman served on the Court of Appeals until his death.

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