Herbert J. Hutton

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Herbert Jefferson Hutton (November 26, 1937 – April 8, 2007) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hutton received an A.B. from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania in 1959 and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1962. He was an Attorney, Pennsylvania Housing and Home Finance Agency from 1962 to 1964. He was in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1964 to 1988. He was a Hearing officer, Board of Revision of Taxes, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1982 to 1988.

Hutton was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Hutton was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 17, 1988, to a seat vacated by Clarence C. Newcomer. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1988, and received his commission on August 12, 1988. He assumed senior status on September 6, 2003. Hutton served in that capacity until April 8, 2007, due to his death.

He died in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Clarence Charles Newcomer
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Paul S. Diamond