Richard Hartshorne (judge)

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Richard Hartshorne (February 29, 1888 – September 14, 1975) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Hartshorne received a Litt.B. from Princeton University in 1909 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1912. He was in private practice in New Jersey from 1912 to 1931, also serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant, J.G., during World War I, and as a special assistant to U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 1925. He was a judge on the County Court, Newark, New Jersey from 1931 to 1951, and during that time was President of the New Jersey Interstate Commission on Crime from 1935 to 1943.

On October 17, 1951, Hartshorne was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Guy L. Fake. Hartshorne was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 19, 1951, and received his commission on October 20, 1951. He assumed senior status on October 29, 1961. Hartshorne served in that capacity until his death.

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Preceded by
Guy Leverne Fake
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1951–1961
Succeeded by
Mitchell Harry Cohen