Stanley Brotman

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Stanley Seymour Brotman
Stanley Seymour Brotman
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
April 23, 1990 – February 21, 2014
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
March 14, 1975 – April 23, 1990
Appointed by Gerald Ford
Preceded by Mitchell H. Cohen
Succeeded by William G. Bassler
Personal details
Born (1924-07-24)July 24, 1924
Vineland, New Jersey
Died February 21, 2014(2014-02-21) (aged 89)
Stratford, New Jersey
Spouse(s) Suzanne Brotman
Children Richard Brotman
Alison Brotman
Alma mater Yale University
Harvard Law School

Stanley Seymour Brotman (July 27, 1924 – February 21, 2014) was a United States District Judge.

Brotman was born in Vineland, New Jersey. He grew up in the nearby village of Brotmanville, which had been established by his grandfather, who was a Russian immigrant.[1] Brotman left Yale University to serve in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He returned to Yale and received a B.A. in Eastern Studies from Yale University in 1947 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1951. He served again during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1952. He was in private practice in Vineland from 1952 to 1975.[1]

On January 27, 1975, Brotman was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Mitchell H. Cohen. Brotman was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 13, 1975, and received his commission on March 14, 1975. He assumed senior status on April 23, 1990 and was succeeded by Judge William G. Bassler.

Brotman was on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from May 1998 to May 2005.

In addition to his duties in the District of New Jersey, Brotman served on temporary assignments to the United States District Court for the Virgin Islands for over twenty years and was designated by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as the Acting Chief Judge of that court from December 22, 1989 to August 14, 1992.[2]

Brotman stopped hearing cases in September 2013.[1]

Brotman died on February 21, 2014, at the age of 89,[3] at a hospital in Stratford, New Jersey.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Von Bergen, Jane M.; Naedele, Walter F. (February 24, 2014). "Stanley S. Brotman, 89, longtime federal judge". The Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA: Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Camden Conference Room
  3. ^ "Stanley Brotman, Federal Judge in N.J. and Virgin Islands, Dead at 89". New Jersey Law Journal. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.