Jonathan L. Goldstein

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Jonathan L. Goldstein
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
Preceded by Herbert J. Stern
Succeeded by Robert J. Del Tufo
Personal details
Born (1941-02-16) February 16, 1941 (age 73)
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
New York University School of Law

Jonathan L. Goldstein (February 16, 1941) is an American lawyer who served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1974 to 1977.


Goldstein received his B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and his LL.B. degree from New York University School of Law in 1965.[1]

From 1965 to 1969, he was a Special Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He joined the office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 1969, serving as Assistant U.S. Attorney and then as First Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1971 to 1974.[1]

After being nominated by President Richard Nixon, he was sworn in as U.S. Attorney in 1974, succeeding Herbert J. Stern, who had been appointed to serve as a federal judge on the District Court for the District of New Jersey.[2] He served until 1977, resigning under what he called pressure from the Carter administration at the behest of U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams. He was succeeded by Robert J. Del Tufo.[3]

After leaving office Goldstein joined the firm of Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal LLP.[4] From 2006 to 2008, he served on Governor Jon Corzine's Advisory Committee on Police Standards.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Jonathan L. Goldstein". LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Goldstein Is Nominated For U.S. Attorney's Post". The New York Times. 1974-04-02. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Goldstein Quits as U.S. Attorney; Says Carter Yielded to 'Pressure';". The New York Times. 1977-09-13. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  4. ^ "Jonathan L. Goldstein". Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal LLP. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  5. ^ "Jonathan L. Goldstein". New Jersey Advisory Committee on Police Standards. Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Herbert J. Stern
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
1974 – 1977
Succeeded by
Robert J. Del Tufo