Stanley S. Harris

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Stanley S. Harris
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
February 1, 1996 – June 2, 2001
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
November 14, 1983 – February 1, 1996
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by John Lewis Smith Jr.
Succeeded by John D. Bates
United States Attorney for the District of Columbia
In office
1982–1983
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Charles Ruff
Succeeded by Joseph diGenova
Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
In office
1972–1982
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by John A. Terry
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
In office
1970–1972
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Personal details
Born Stanley S. Harris
(1927-10-19) October 19, 1927 (age 90)
Washington, D.C.
Education University of Virginia (B.S.)
University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B.)

Stanley S. Harris (born October 19, 1927) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Washington, D.C., Harris was the son of Hall of Fame manager Bucky Harris of the Washington Senators.[1] He was in the United States Army in the aftermath of World War II, from 1945 to 1947. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia in 1951 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1953, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review.[2][3]

Career[edit]

He was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1953 to 1970, when he became a judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 1970 to 1972. He then served on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals from 1972 to 1982.[4] In 1980, Harris was one of several more conservative judges, led by Frank Q. Nebeker, who attempted unsuccessfully to prevent the reappointment as chief judge of Theodore R. Newman Jr..[5] He left the court to become the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from February 5, 1982 to 1983, where he helped prosecute John Hinckley Jr..[6][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On November 1, 1983, Harris was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Judge John Lewis Smith Jr..[6] Harris was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 11, 1983, and received his commission on November 14, 1983. He assumed senior status on February 1, 1996, and served in that capacity until June 2, 2001, when he retired.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Autograph Expert: Stanley Raymond Harris". Collectors Universe. Professional Sports Authenticator. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Law Review, 1951-1952". University of Virginia Law School. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Harris, Stanley S. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  4. ^ "Report of District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission" (PDF). 
  5. ^ Weiser, Benjamin (October 31, 1980). "Judge Newman Defends Himself Against Charges". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Neubauer, Chuck (March 31, 2011). "DiGenova's role in Hinckley case doesn't hold up". Washington Times. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established
Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
1972–1982
Succeeded by
John A. Terry
Preceded by
John Lewis Smith Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1983–1996
Succeeded by
John D. Bates