Raymond J. Broderick
|Raymond J. Broderick|
|Judge of the United States District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania|
April 23, 1971 – July 1, 1984
|Nominated by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Seat Created|
|Succeeded by||Edmund Ludwig|
|24th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania|
January 17, 1967 – January 19, 1971
|Preceded by||Raymond Shafer|
|Succeeded by||Ernest Kline|
|Born||May 29, 1914
|Died||August 6, 2000
|Alma mater||University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Born in Philadelphia, Broderick received an A.B. from the University of Notre Dame in 1935 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1938. He was assistant counsel to the U.S. Rural Electrification Administration from 1938 to 1941, and was a civilian agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence from 1941 to 1942. During World War II he was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander from 1942 to 1946, after which he returned to private law practice in Philadelphia.
Broderick entered politics as a commissioner to Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania from 1952 to 1954. He was tapped for the Republican Lieutenant Governor nomination in 1966 (Walter Alessandroni was killed in a plane crash and then, as it had been too late to change the ballot in the primary, won that Lt. Gov. nomination posthumously). He was a delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention in 1967, served as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1971, and was a candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1970.
Broderick was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He was nominated by President Richard Nixon on March 23, 1971, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294; he was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 21 and received commission on April 23. He took senior status on July 1, 1984, and died of cancer in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania in 2000. He is succeeded by his wife Marjorie Beacom (1920- 2004), his sons Brian Broderick and Timothy Broderick, and his daughters, Tara Broderick and Deirdre Broderick Koerick.
- Raymond J. Broderick at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- The Political Graveyard
- Leon Taylor, "Judge Raymond Broderick, Former State Lt. Governor" (obituary), Philly.com (August 8, 2000)
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
|Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
|Party political offices|
|Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania
|Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania