Herbert Allan Fogel
|Herbert Allen Fogel|
|Judge of the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania|
May 15, 1973 – May 1, 1978
|Nominated by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Ralph C. Body|
|Succeeded by||James Tyrone Giles|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania,
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Herbert Allan Fogel (born 1929) is a former United States federal judge.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fogel received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1952. He was a law clerk for the Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County from 1952 to 1954, and a law clerk to the Hon. Vincent Caroll from 1954 to 1959. Fogel thereafter entered private practice in Philadelphia until 1973, also serving as a deputy state attorney general of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission from 1963 to 1970.
On February 13, 1973, Fogel was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Ralph C. Body. Fogel was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 14, 1973, and received his commission on May 15, 1973. In 1978 he was investigated about a relative's government contract, during which he invoked the 5th Amendment. He was never convicted but he resigned from the bench on May 1, 1978.
After resigning from his judgeship, Fogel owned a bar in Roxborough. In 1989, Fogel pleaded guilty to four charges of drunk driving, and was sentenced to spend a year at the Talbott/Marsh Recovery Clinic in Atlanta. Fogel left after only five months, moving to Nashville, Tennessee, where he was eventually jailed as a fugitive and returned to Pennsylvania, to be sentenced to prison.
- Herbert Allan Fogel at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Ralph C. Body
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
James T. Giles