Nicholas H. Politan

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Nicholas H. Politan (born 1935) is a former United States federal judge.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Politan received an A.B. from Rutgers University in 1957 and an LL.B. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1960. He was a law clerk, Hon. Gerald McLaughlin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1960 to 1961. He was in private practice in Lyndhurst, New Jersey from 1961 to 1964, then in Jersey City, New Jersey until 1972, and then in Lyndhurst, New Jersey until 1987. He was a Director and chairman of the executive committee, County Trust Company, Lyndhurst, New Jersey from 1980 to 1987.

On August 7, 1987, Politan was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Herbert J. Stern. Politan was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 6, 1987, and received his commission on November 9, 1987. Politan served in that capacity until his retirement on January 4, 2002.