Vincent L. Broderick

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Vincent L. Broderick
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
December 1, 1988 – March 3, 1995
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
October 4, 1976 – December 1, 1988
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byHarold R. Tyler Jr.
Succeeded byAllen G. Schwartz
Personal details
Born
Vincent Lyons Broderick

(1920-04-26)April 26, 1920
New York City, New York
DiedMarch 3, 1995(1995-03-03) (aged 74)
Needham, Massachusetts
EducationPrinceton University (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

Vincent Lyons Broderick (April 26, 1920 – March 3, 1995) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Education and career[edit]

Born on April 26, 1920, in New York City, New York, Broderick received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1941 from Princeton University. He received a Bachelor of Laws in 1948 from Harvard Law School. He was a Captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1942 to 1946. He was in private practice in law in New York City from 1948 to 1954, 1965 to 1966 and 1971 to 1976. He was deputy commissioner for legal mattes for the New York City Police Department from 1954 to 1956. He was general counsel for the National Association of Investment Companies from 1956 to 1961. He was the Chief Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1961 to 1962 and 1962 to 1965. He was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1962. He was the Police Commissioner of New York City from 1965 to 1966.[1]

Controversy[edit]

Broderick previously lived in Pelham, New York, but moved to an area of the Bronx between Pelham and Pelham Bay Park after he became the New York City Police Commissioner. His wife, Sally Broderick, stated after his death that the family had received criticism after they moved since people accused them of not really living in New York City.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Broderick was nominated by President Gerald Ford on August 26, 1976, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Judge Harold R. Tyler Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 23, 1976, and received his commission on October 4, 1976. He assumed senior status on December 1, 1988.[1] His service terminated on March 3, 1995, due to his death of cancer in Needham, Massachusetts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vincent Lyons Broderick at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Gross, Jane (1997-05-06). "A Tiny Strip of New York That Feels Like the Suburbs". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2016. (Archive)
  3. ^ van Gelder, Lawrence (7 March 1995). "Vincent Broderick, Federal Judge, Is Dead at 74". New York Times. New York.

Sources[edit]

Police appointments
Preceded by
Michael J. Murphy
NYPD Commissioner
1965–1966
Succeeded by
Howard W. Leary
Legal offices
Preceded by
Harold R. Tyler Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
1976–1988
Succeeded by
Allen G. Schwartz