Edward Harrington

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Edward Harrington
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   2/2/1988 - 3/1/2001
Senior:   3/1/2001 - Present
Preceded by:   Andrew Caffrey
Succeeded by:   George O'Toole
Personal History
Born:   1933
Hometown:   Fall River, MA
Undergraduate:   College of the Holy Cross, A.B., 1955
Law School:   Boston College Law School, J.D., 1960
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1955-1957, Reserves 1957-1972

Edward Francis Harrington was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. At the time of appointment, he was a private practice attorney in Massachusetts. Harrington assumed senior statuson March 1, 2001.[1][2]

Early life and education

A native of Massachusetts, Harrington graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with his bachelor's degree in 1955 and from Boston College Law School with his Juris Doctor in 1960.[1]

Military service

Edward Harrington served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in the JAG corps from 1955 to 1957 and the Reserves from 1957 to 1972.[1]

Professional career

  • 1981-1988: Private practice, Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 1977-1981: U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
  • 1973-1977: Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1970-1973: Attorney-in-charge, U.S. Department of Justice's 'Strike Force' agst. Organized Crime
  • 1969: Private practice, Taunton, Massachusetts
  • 1965-1969: Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts
  • 1961-1965: Trial attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1961: Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1960-1961: Law clerk, Hon. Paul C. Reardon, Chief Judge, Massachusetts Superior Courts[1]

Judicial career

District of Massachusetts

Harrington was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 18, 1987 to a seat vacated by Andrew Caffrey. Harrington was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 19, 1988 on a Senate vote and received his commission on February 22, 1988. He assumed senior status on March 1, 2001.[1] His position was filled by George O'Toole.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Andrew Caffrey
District of Massachusetts
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
George O'Toole

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