Martin F. Loughlin

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Martin Francis Loughlin (March 11, 1923 – March 7, 2007) was a judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire from 1979 to 1995.

Loughlin was born in Manchester, New Hampshire and graduated from St. Anselm College in 1947 and Suffolk University Law School in 1951. During World War II Loughlin served in the 80th Division of the U.S. Army under General George Patton from 1943 to 1946. He served as a Judge Advocate (JAG) during the Korean War from 1951–1952, stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia. He engaged in private practice in Manchester from 1953 to 1963. From 1963 to 1978, Loughlin served as an associate justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court, and was chief justice from 1978 to 1979.

Loughlin was nominated to the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire by President Jimmy Carter on February 9, 1979, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1979, and received his commission on April 26, 1979. Loughlin assumed senior status on May 15, 1989, and his service terminated on December 4, 1995, due to retirement.

Judge Loughlin died on March 7, 2007 from congestive heart failure. He was survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Gallagher Loughlin, a son, 6 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.


Legal offices
Preceded by
New seat
Judge of the District Court for the District of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Norman H. Stahl