Vincent L. Broderick

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

Broderick, a native of New York City, received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1941 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1948. He was in the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1942 to 1946. He was in private practice of law in New York City for many years, and worked in the New York City Police Department and as an assistant United States attorney. He served briefly as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1962, and was the Police commissioner of the City of New York from 1965 to 1966.

He previously lived in Pelham, New York but moved to an area of the Bronx between Pelham and Pelham Bay Park after he became the NYC 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.[1]

He was nominated to the court by Gerald Ford on August 26, 1976, to a seat vacated by Harold R. Tyler, Jr., confirmed by the Senate on September 23, 1976, and received his commission on October 4, 1976. He assumed senior status on December 1, 1988. He died on March 3, 1995, in Needham, Massachusetts.[2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ van Gelder, Lawrence (7 March 1995). "Vincent Broderick, Federal Judge, Is Dead at 74". New York Times. New York. 
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Preceded by
Harold R. Tyler, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Succeeded by
Allen G. Schwartz