Frank Harlan Freedman

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Frank Harlan Freedman (December 15, 1924 – August 21, 2003) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Freedman was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received an LL.B. from Boston University School of Law in 1949, and an LL.M. from that school in 1950. He was in private practice in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1950 to 1968, and served on the Springfield City Council, Massachusetts from 1960 to 1967. He was an Assistant state attorney general of Massachusetts, Chief of the Springfield Office from 1963 to 1967. He was the Mayor of Springfield from 1968 to 1972.

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 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, in Springfield.

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