Harrie B. Chase

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Harrie Brigham Chase (August 9, 1889 – November 17, 1969) was a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Born in Whitingham, Vermont, Chase attended Dartmouth College, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. He also attended Boston University School of Law. He was a state's attorney of Windham County, Vermont in 1919. He was a judge to the Superior Court of Vermont from 1919 to 1927, serving as Chief judge from 1926 to 1927. He was an Associate justice on the Supreme Court of Vermont from 1927 to 1929.

In 1929, the United States Congress created a new judgeship on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (45 Stat. 1081). President Calvin Coolidge decided to appoint a judge from Vermont to the court and selected Chase] on January 19, 1929. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 31, 1929, and received commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1953-1954. Assumed senior status on September 1, 1954 and heard very few cases after the mid-1950s. Chase was considered a conservative member of the Second Circuit bench and is remembered today primarily in connection with his colleagues, including Learned Hand.

Chase died on November 17, 1969, at Vernon, Vermont.