Levin H. Campbell

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Levin H. Campbell
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Assumed office
January 3, 1992
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
April 1983 – March 1990
Preceded byFrank M. Coffin
Succeeded byStephen Breyer
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In office
June 30, 1972 – January 3, 1992
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded byBailey Aldrich
Succeeded byMichael Boudin
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
In office
November 30, 1971 – August 31, 1972
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded byCharles Edward Wyzanski Jr.
Succeeded byFrank Harlan Freedman
Personal details
Born
Levin Hicks Campbell

(1927-01-02) January 2, 1927 (age 92)
Summit, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
EducationHarvard University (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

Levin Hicks Campbell (born January 2, 1927) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Summit, New Jersey, Campbell received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Harvard University in 1948 and a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1951.[1] He served as a United States Army Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1952 to 1954, and received the Commendation Medal for his service in Korea. He then went into private practice of law in Boston, Massachusetts with Ropes, Gray, Best, Coolidge & Rugg. He entered politics in 1963, performing several roles in Massachusetts over the next decade. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1963 to 1964. Later he was an assistant attorney general of Massachusetts, serving under Attorney General Edward W. Brooke, and First Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts serving under Attorney General Elliott L. Richardson, before being appointed an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1968, a position in which he served through 1970.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Campbell was nominated by President Richard Nixon on November 12, 1971, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts vacated by Judge Charles Edward Wyzanski Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 23, 1971, and received his commission on November 30, 1971. His service terminated on August 31, 1972, due to his elevation to the First Circuit.[2]

Campbell was nominated by President Nixon on June 15, 1972, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated by Judge Bailey Aldrich. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1972, and received his commission on June 30, 1972. He served as Chief Judge from 1983 to 1990. He assumed senior status on January 3, 1992.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Edward Wyzanski Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
1971–1972
Succeeded by
Frank Harlan Freedman
Preceded by
Bailey Aldrich
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1972–1992
Succeeded by
Michael Boudin
Preceded by
Frank M. Coffin
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1983–1990
Succeeded by
Stephen Breyer