Harold A. Ackerman

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Harold Arnold Ackerman
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
February 15, 1994 – December 2, 2009
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
November 2, 1979 – February 15, 1994
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by George Herbert Barlow
Succeeded by William H. Walls
Personal details
Born (1928-02-15)February 15, 1928
Newark, New Jersey
Died December 2, 2009(2009-12-02) (aged 81)
West Orange, New Jersey
Alma mater Rutgers University School of Law LL.B.
Profession Attorney

Harold Arnold Ackerman (February 15, 1928 – December 2, 2009) was a United States District Judge.

Ackerman was born in Newark, New Jersey and received a Bachelor of Laws from Rutgers University School of Law in 1951. He engaged in the private practice of law in New Jersey from 1951 to 1954. From 1955 to 1979, he was a judge on various New Jersey courts - on the Compensation Court of the State of New Jersey (1955–1965); the Union County District Court (to 1970); the Union County Court until (to 1973); the Superior Court, Law Division (to 1975); and the Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity (to 1979).

On September 28, 1979, Ackerman was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, vacated by George Herbert Barlow. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979, and received his commission on November 2, 1979. He assumed senior status on February 15, 1994, serving in that capacity until his death on December 2, 2009, in West Orange, New Jersey.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George Herbert Barlow
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1979–1994
Succeeded by
William H. Walls