Harold A. Ackerman
|Harold Arnold Ackerman|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey|
February 15, 1994 – December 2, 2009
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey|
November 2, 1979 – February 15, 1994
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||George Herbert Barlow|
|Succeeded by||William H. Walls|
February 15, 1928|
Newark, New Jersey
|Died||December 2, 2009
West Orange, New Jersey
|Alma mater||Rutgers University School of Law LL.B.|
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.
- Harold A. Ackerman at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- An oral history interview of Judge Ackerman was conducted by the Historical Society for the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey on December 26, 2007.
George Herbert Barlow
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
William H. Walls