Bernard Newman (judge)
|Senior Judge of the United States Court of International Trade|
December 31, 1983 – April 22, 1999
|Judge of the United States Court of International Trade|
November 1, 1980 – December 31, 1983
|Appointed by||Assigned to court by operation of law|
|Preceded by||Court created|
|Succeeded by||Dominick L. DiCarlo|
|Judge of the United States Customs Court|
June 24, 1968 – November 1, 1980
|Appointed by||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Preceded by||Mary H. Donlon|
|Succeeded by||Court abolished|
October 28, 1907|
New York City
|Died||April 22, 1999
New York City
|Alma mater||New York University Washington Square College B.S.
New York University School of Law LL.B.
Early life and education
Newman was born October 28, 1907, in New York, at the same address as Louis Lefkowitz, the later New York State Attorney General, who would become his friend. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1928 from New York University Washington Square College. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1929 from New York University School of Law. He married fellow student Kathryn Bereano.
After entering the bar in 1930, he started the law partnership Newman & Newman where he worked until 1936. He was a corporation counsel for New York City from 1936 to 1942. He was a law secretary to Justice Samuel H. Hofstadter at the New York Court of Appeals from 1942 to 1948, a time when he befriended Carmine DeSapio, the later Secretary of State of New York. He served as an official referee of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court from 1948 to 1962. In 1958, he became the New York County Republican chairman. After the party structure in Manhattan was rearranged in 1961, he became a judge at the family court in 1962, and he was appointed later to the State Supreme Court. He again served in private practice in New York City from 1963 to 1965. He served as a hearing office to both the New York State Labor Relations Board and New York State Mediation Board from 1963 to 1965. He served as a Judge for the Family Court of the State of New York from 1966 to 1968.
Federal Judicial Service
On May 29, 1968, President Johnson nominated Newman to serve as a Judge of the United States Customs Court, to the seat vacated by Judge Mary H. Donlon. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1968, and received his commission the same day. On November 1, 1980, he was transferred by operation of law to the newly created United States Court of International Trade. He took senior status on December 31, 1983 and served in that capacity until his death. He was succeeded by Judge Dominick L. DiCarlo.
Newman died on April 22, 1999 in New York City.