Levin H. Campbell

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Levin Campbell
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
April 1983 – March 1990
Preceded by Frank Coffin
Succeeded by Stephen Breyer
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
June 30, 1972 – January 3, 1992
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Bailey Aldrich
Succeeded by Michael Boudin
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
November 12, 1971 – June 30, 1972
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Charles Wyzanski
Succeeded by Frank Freedman
Personal details
Born (1927-01-02) January 2, 1927 (age 88)
Summit, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Harvard College
Harvard Law School

Levin Hicks Campbell (born January 2, 1927) is an American federal appellate judge, on senior status with the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston.

Born in Summit, New Jersey, Campbell received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1948 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1951.[1] Entering as a Private in 1951, he served as a United States Army Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1952 to 1954, and received the Commendation Medal for his service in Korea. He then went into private practice of law in Boston with Ropes, Gray, Best, Coolidge & Rugg. He entered politics in 1963, performing several roles in Massachusetts over the next decade. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1963 to 1964. Later he was an assistant attorney general of Massachusetts, serving under Attorney General Edward W. Brooke, and First Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts serving under Attorney General Elliott L. Richardson, before being appointed an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1968, a position in which he served through 1970.

On November 12, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon nominated Campbell to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, to a seat vacated by Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 23, 1971, and received commission on November 30. After just a few months on the district court, on June 15, 1972, President Nixon nominated Campbell to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, to a seat vacated by Bailey Aldrich. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 1972, and received commission on June 30. He served as chief judge from 1983 to 1990. He assumed senior status on January 3, 1992, but continued to hear some cases for more than 15 years afterwards.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Wyzanski
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
1971–1972
Succeeded by
Frank Freedman
Preceded by
Bailey Aldrich
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1972–1992
Succeeded by
Michael Boudin
Preceded by
Frank Coffin
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1983–1990
Succeeded by
Stephen Breyer