John Patrick Hartigan

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John Patrick Hartigan
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
January 3, 1951 – August 10, 1968
Appointed by Harry S Truman
Preceded by Peter Woodbury
Succeeded by Bailey Aldrich
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
In office
February 12, 1940 – January 13, 1951
Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by John Christopher Mahoney
Succeeded by Edward L. Leahy
59th Attorney General of Rhode Island
In office
1933–1939
Governor Theodore F. Green
Robert E. Quinn
Preceded by Benjamin M. McLyman
Succeeded by Louis V. Jackvony
Personal details
Born (1887-12-29)December 29, 1887
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died August 10, 1968(1968-08-10) (aged 80)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Alice F. Carroll
Alma mater Harvard University
Brown University
Columbia University
Columbia Law School
Profession Attorney
Judge
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1933-1939
Rank Second Lieutenant

John Patrick Hartigan (December 29, 1887 – August 10, 1968) was an American lawyer and judge. He served as Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Early life[edit]

Hartigan was born in Providence, Rhode Island and spent much of his life in Rhode Island. As an undergraduate, he attended Harvard University before graduating from Brown University in 1910.[1][2] In 1913, he obtained simultaneous A.M. and LL.B. degrees from Columbia University.[3]

During World War I, he served in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant in the 304th Infantry Regiment. He was discharged in December 1918.[4] Hartigan spent two decades practicing as a lawyer in Providence, Rhode Island.[5]

Judicial career[edit]

Hartigan served ad the 59th Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1933-1939.[6]

In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt named Hartigan as a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.[7] He held that position for eleven years until his resignation to take another judicial position.

In 1951, President Harry S. Truman promoted Hartigan to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.[8] Hartigan resigned his position on the United States District Court and served as judge on the Court of Appeals from January 3, 1951 until his death on August 10, 1968. He assumed senior status on March 31, 1965.

Family life[edit]

Hartigan married Alice F. Carroll on October 25, 1920.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown University (1915). The Catalogue of Brown University. R. I. p. 195. 
  2. ^ Harvard University (1910). Harvard University Catalogue. The University. p. 166. 
  3. ^ Brown University (1914). Historical Catalogue of Brown University. Brown University. p. 411. 
  4. ^ Mead, Frederick Sumner (1921). Harvard's Military Record in the World War. Harvard Alumni Association. p. 434. 
  5. ^ The University (1916). Catalogue of officers and graduates of Columbia university from the foundation of King's college in 1754. Columbia University. p. 669. 
  6. ^ "Rhode Island Attorneys General: 1640 - Presentpublisher = the Secretary of State of Rhode Island". Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ United States Civil Service Commission (1944). Official Register of the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 326. 
  8. ^ Zelden, Charles L. (2007). The Judicial Branch of Federal Government: People, Process, and Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 294. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Benjamin M. McLyman
Attorney General of Rhode Island
1933–1939
Succeeded by
Louis V. Jackvony
Legal offices
Preceded by
John Christopher Mahoney
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
1940–1951
Succeeded by
Edward L. Leahy
Preceded by
Peter Woodbury
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1951–1968
Succeeded by
Bailey Aldrich