United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

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United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Locator Map 2.PNG
Appeals to First Circuit
Established September 24, 1789
Judges assigned 3
Chief Judge Joseph Normand Laplante
The Warren B. Rudman U.S. Courthouse in Concord

The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (in case citations, D.N.H.) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the state of New Hampshire. The Warren B. Rudman U.S. Courthouse for the New Hampshire district is located in Concord.

Appeals from the District of New Hampshire are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Hampshire represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The United States Attorney from 2001–2009 was Thomas P. Colantuono. The current Acting United States Attorney is John J. Farley.

Current judges[edit]

# Title Judge Duty station Born Term of service Appointed by
Active Chief Senior
16 Chief Judge Joseph Normand Laplante Concord 1965 2007–present 2011–present G.W. Bush
14 District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro Concord 1955 1992–present 1997–2004 G.H.W. Bush
17 District Judge Landya B. McCafferty Concord 1962 2013–present Obama
13 Senior Judge Joseph A. Diclerico Jr. Concord 1941 1992–2007 1992–1997 2007–present G.H.W. Bush
15 Senior Judge Steven J. McAuliffe Concord 1948 1992–2013 2004–2011 2013–present G.H.W. Bush

Former judges[edit]

# Judge State Born–died Active service Chief Judge Senior status Appointed by Reason for
1 John Sullivan NH 1740–1795 1789–1795 Washington, Washington death
2 John Pickering NH 1737–1805 1795–1804 Washington, Washington impeachment and conviction
3 John Samuel Sherburne NH 1757–1830 1804–1830 Jefferson, Jefferson death
4 Matthew Harvey NH 1781–1866 1830–1866[1] Jackson, Jackson death
5 Daniel Clark NH 1809–1891 1866–1891 Johnson, A.A. Johnson death
6 Edgar Aldrich NH 1848–1921 1891–1921 Harrison, B.B. Harrison death
7 George Franklin Morris NH 1866–1953 1921–1943 1943–1953 Harding, Harding death
8 Aloysius Joseph Connor NH 1895–1967 1944–1967 Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt death
9 Hugh H. Bownes NH 1920–2003 1968–1977 Johnson, L.L. Johnson appointment to 1st Cir.
10 Shane Devine NH 1926–1999 1978–1992 1979–1992 1992–1999 Carter, Carter death
11 Martin F. Loughlin NH 1923–2007 1979–1989 1989–1995 Carter, Carter retirement
12 Norman H. Stahl NH 1931–present 1990–1992 Bush, G.H.W.G.H.W. Bush appointment to 1st Cir.

Succession of seats[edit]

U.S. Attorneys[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 14, 1830, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1830, and received commission on December 16, 1830.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°12′7″N 71°32′23″W / 43.20194°N 71.53972°W / 43.20194; -71.53972