Charles Leach Hardy

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Charles Leach Hardy (January 24, 1919 – December 24, 2010) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Hardy was a Captain in the United States Army, Field Artillery, during World War II, from 1941 to 1946. He received a B.S. from the University of Arizona in 1947 and an LL.B. from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1950. He was in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona from 1949 to 1952. He was a deputy county attorney of Maricopa County, Arizona from 1952 to 1955, entering private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1956. He was an Assistant state attorney general of Arizona from 1957 to 1959, returning to private practice in Phoenix, Arizona from 1959 to 1966. He was a judge on the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona from 1967 to 1980.

On April 2, 1980, Hardy was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona vacated by Walter E. Craig. Hardy was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980, and received his commission on May 23, 1980. He assumed senior status on June 2, 1990. He died on December 24, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona.

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Preceded by
Walter Early Craig
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
1980–1990
Succeeded by
Stephen M. McNamee