Edward Skottowe Northrop

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Edward Northrop
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
January 11, 1985 – January 10, 1992
Preceded by James Barrett
Succeeded by Bobby Baldock
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
In office
September 23, 1970 – June 12, 1981
Preceded by Robert Watkins
Succeeded by Frank Kaufman
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
In office
September 5, 1961 – June 12, 1981
Appointed by John F. Kennedy
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Walter Black
Personal details
Born Edward Skottowe Northrop
(1911-06-21)June 21, 1911
Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.
Died August 12, 2003(2003-08-12) (aged 92)
Sandy Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education George Washington University (LLB)

Edward Skottowe Northrop (June 12, 1911 – August 12, 2003) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Northrop received an LL.B. from George Washington University Law School in 1937. He was a Manager, Village of Chevy Chase, Maryland from 1935 to 1941. He was an Attorney, Village of Chevy Chase, Maryland from 1941 to 1961. He was in the United States Navy Commander from 1941 to 1945. He was in private practice in Rockville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. from 1945 to 1961. He was a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1954 to 1961. He was a Majority leader from 1958 to 1961.

Northrop was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Northrop was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on August 23, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 1, 1961, and received his commission on September 5, 1961. He served as chief judge from 1970-1981. He assumed senior status on June 12, 1981. Northrop served in that capacity until his death, in Sandy Spring, Maryland.

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Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
1961–1981
Succeeded by
Walter Black
Preceded by
Robert Watkins
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
1970–1981
Succeeded by
Frank Kaufman
Preceded by
James Barrett
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
1985–1992
Succeeded by
Bobby Baldock