Lawrence Aloysius Whipple

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Lawrence Aloysius Whipple (July 26, 1910 – June 8, 1983) was a United States federal judge.

Born in New York, New York, Whipple received a B.S. from Columbia University in 1933 and an LL.B. from John Marshall Law School, New Jersey (now Seton Hall University School of Law) in 1939. He was a Private practice from 1939 to 1949. He was an Acting United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1949 to 1951. He was a Director, Law Enforcement, OPS in 1950. He was a Special assistant U.S. attorney of Department of Justice in 1951. He was an Executive director, Jersey City Housing Authority, New Jersey in 1953. He was a Director of public safety, Jersey City, New Jersey from 1953 to 1957. He was a Director, Department of Revenue and Finance, Jersey City, New Jersey in 1957. He was a County counsel, Hudson County, New Jersey from 1957 to 1958. He was a Deputy attorney general of New Jersey in 1958. He was a Prosecutor, Hudson County, New Jersey from 1958 to 1962. He was a judge on the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1963 to 1967.

Whipple was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Whipple was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 25, 1967, to a seat vacated by Thomas F. Meaney. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 12, 1967, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1974 to 1978. He assumed senior status on September 1, 1978. Whipple served in that capacity until his death, in Red Bank, New Jersey.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Francis Meaney
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Succeeded by
H. Lee Sarokin